3. a tumultuous crowd or array of people; a disorderly assemblage; a mob; a great confusion
to crowd in great confusion (dialect and Scottish)
also REBYLLE RABLE, REEBLE RABBLE (Scottish), RIBBLE RABBILL (Scottish) RIBLE RABLE, RIVEL-RAVEL (dialect)
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a reduplication of rabble (n.) a pack, swarm, of the same type as fiddle-faddle, gibble-gabble, etc.
c 1460 - adverb, in the form 'rebylle rable' - The Play of the Sacrament
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From: Transactions of the Philological Society
The Play of the Sacrament. R.C.
A Middle English Drama