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rabble (RAB uhl) (noun)
1. A disorderly and unorganized group of people: The rabble gathered in the town square to demand the end of the monopoly on coal.
2. An iron bar, usually with a bent end, used to skim, to stir, or to puddle melted iron: At the smelter, the worker using the rabble to rake the liquified metallic element requires extensive training.
rabble (RAB uhl) (verb)
To stir or to mix something by using an iron bar: Roy tried to rabble the molten charge but it was not hot enough.
rubble (RUHB uhl) (noun)
1. Broken fragments of something which is often useless: The pile of rubble left over from the building construction project needed to be hauled away.
2. Worn or broken stones, etc. that are used as filling in the construction of walls: The stone mason saved the rubble from his work to be used later when the wall was built.
3. Unfinished stone from a quarry: The sculptor used the rough piece of rubble from the quarry to carve a beautiful statue.
rubber (RUHB uhr) (noun)
A strong substance that stretches and which is made out of chemicals or from the juice of a tropical tree: Jeremy will be wearing gloves made of natural rubber and safety goggles while driving a car with tires of rubber through the circle of fire during the exhibition.
rubbish (RUHB ish) (noun)
Useless or rejected material; trash: The trucks will collect the rubbish, or garbage, on Tuesday.
ruble, rouble (ROO buhl) (noun)
A Russian coin: After Shanna's vacation in Russia, she saved a ruble as a reminder of the great time she had had there.

At the construction site, the worker used a rubber handled rabble to break up the cement into rubble which was considered rubbish. The worker was paid with a currency of rubles which were transferred directly into his bank account.

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rabble (RAHB uhl) (s) (noun), rabbles (pl)
A mass or gathering of people who may be loud and have the potential to become violent: The airport was swarming with a rabble of people on their way to various summer vacation areas.

Sometimes, the term rabble is used as an insulting term for "common people".

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rabble-rouser, rabble rouser (RAHB uhl-rou" zuhr) (s) (noun); rabble-rousers, rabble rousers (pl)
1. Someone who stirs up anger, violence, the passions, prejudices, or other strong feelings in a crowd; especially, for his or her own personal interests: The rabble-rouser talked to the crowd of students, encouraging them to march and to protest against the new tuition fees at the university.
2. A passionate speaker or orator who capitalizes on the emotions and prejudices of a group of people: Trina, the president of the student body, was considered a rabble-rouser by the administration who feared she would incite student marches.

A master at making rabble-rousing an art form

Michael Moore was considered to be an abrasive filmmaker who staged a frontal assault on the free-enterprise system in one of his films.

Moore's recent film entry this year is "not a sortie against a particular industry. It is a frontal assault on the very idea of American free enterprise; a beast," he called it in a rabble-rousing speech to an audience in Toronto, Canada.

Moore has come out with a film that concludes that capitalism is evil. American liberals have classified him as an "egomaniac, glutton, exploiter, embarrassment, and slob". The derogatory terms applicable to Moore by others was not mentioned.

In the last few years, his personal mood is said to have wavered between what he called "passive despair and outright anger".

—Compiled from "Rabble-rousing as an art form" by
Bruce Headlam in the The Global Edition of the New York Times;
as seen in the International Herald Tribune;
September 19-20, 2009; pages 9-10.
Someone who arouses prejudices and passions.
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