also METAGRABOLISE, METAGRABOLIZE, METAGROBOLISE
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from obsolete French metagraboulizer (Rabelais) ‘to dunce upon, to puzzle, or (too much) beate the braines about’ (Cotgrave)
1653 - The First (Second) Book of the Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais, Sir Thomas Urquhart;
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From: The Works of Rabelais,
Translated from the French by Sir Thomas Urquhart, 1871
Chapter XIX. The Harangue of Master Janotus De Bragmardo for the Recovery of the Bells.