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In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
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Etymology

Anglo-Norman garbeler (to sift), from Mediaeval Latin garbellare, from Arabic غربل (ğárbala), to sift).

Verb

Infinitive
to garble

Third person singular
garbles

Simple past
garbled

Past participle
garbled

Present participle
garbling

to garble (third-person singular simple present garbles, present participle garbling, simple past and past participle garbled)
  1. To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
  2. To make false by mutilation or addition
    "The editor garbled the story"

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