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- noun A small piece or part; a small sum; a small quantity of money in making up a sum.
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- noun Alternative form of
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To find, however, how in watery Ireland and Scotland a mere dribblet of the element so generally abounding should have been an object of veneration for centuries, we must look to something beyond physical wants and their supply.
The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton
Had the whole amount necessary for her completion been given, the vessel would have been ready weeks before she was, under the dribblet system adopted.
-- why, thou snivelling dribblet of damnation, were all thy oaths, tricks, and lies spent? or do you hold yourself too good to utter them in my service?
The Fortunes of Nigel Walter Scott 1801
“Dost ask? — why, thou snivelling dribblet of damnation, were all thy oaths, tricks, and lies spent? or do you hold yourself too good to utter them in my service?