(Dreyn"te imp., Dreynt) p. p., of Drench to drown. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Drib) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dribbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dribbing.] [Cf. Drip.] To do by little and
little; as: (a) To cut off by a little at a time; to crop. (b) To appropriate unlawfully; to filch; to defalcate.
He who drives their bargain dribs a part.Dryden.
(c) To lead along step by step; to entice.
With daily lies she dribs thee into cost.Dryden.
(Drib) v. t. & i. (Archery) To shoot (a shaft) so as to pierce on the descent. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
(Drib), n. A drop. [Obs.] Swift.
(Drib"ber) n. One who dribs; one who shoots weakly or badly. [Obs.] Ascham.
(Drib"ble) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dribbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dribbing ] [Freq. of drib, which is a
variant of drip.]
1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves.
2. To slaver, as a child or an idiot; to drivel.
3. To fall weakly and slowly. [Obs.] "The dribbling dart of love." Shak. (Meas. for Meas. , i. 3, 2).
[Perhaps an error for dribbing.]
(Drib"ble), v. t. To let fall in drops.
Let the cook . . . dribble it all the way upstairs.Swift.
(Drib"ble), n. A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops. [Colloq.]
(Drib"bler) n. One who dribbles.
(Drib"blet Drib"let) n. [From Dribble.] A small piece or part; a small sum; a small quantity of
money in making up a sum; as, the money was paid in dribblets.
When made up in dribblets, as they could, their best securities were at an interest of twelve per cent.Burke.
(Drie) v. t. [See Dree.] To endure. [Obs.]
So causeless such drede for to drie.Chaucer.
(Dried) imp. & p. p. of Dry. Also adj.; as, dried apples.
1. One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and
a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth.
2. (Paint.) Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly.
(Dri"er, compar., Dri"est), superl., of Dry, a.