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 for The rabble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rabble \Rab"ble\, n. [Probably named from the noise made by it
     (see Rabble, v. i.) cf. D. rapalje rabble, OF. & Prov. F.
     rapaille.]
     1. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a
        confused, disorderly throng.
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              I saw, I say, come out of London, even unto the
              presence of the prince, a great rabble of mean and
              light persons.                        --Ascham.
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              Jupiter, Mercury, Bacchus, Venus, Mars, and the
              whole rabble of licentious deities.   --Bp.
                                                    Warburton.
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     2. A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a
        chatter.
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     The rabble, the lowest class of people, without reference
        to an assembly; the dregs of the people. "The rabble call
        him `lord.'" --Shak.
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