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Garble (g hard)

properly means to sift out the refuse. Thus, by the statute of 1 James I. 19, a penalty is imposed on the sale of drugs not garbled. We now use the word to express a multilated extract, in which the sense of the author is perverted by what is omitted. (French, garber, to make clean; Spanish, garbillar.)

“A garbled quotation may be the most effectual perversion of an author’s meaning.”—McCosh: Divine Government, p. 14.

⁂ One of the best garbled quotations is this: David said (Psalm xiv. 1), “There is no God” (omitting the preceding words, “The fool hath said in his heart.”)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Gang-day (g hard)
Gangway (g hard)
Ganges (The)
Ganna
Ganor (g hard), Gineura (g soft), or Guinever
Ganymede
Gaora
Gape (g hard)
Garagantua (g hard)
Garagantuan
Garble (g hard)
Garcias (g hard)
Gardarike
Garden (g hard)
Gardener (g hard)
Gardening (g hard)
Gargamelle
Gargantua (g hard)
Gargantuan
Gargittios
Gargouille, or Gargoil (g hard)