cabbage together

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed May 4 14:59:44 UTC 2011

A request from one of my sister's colleagues:

> On [one of our] teleconference ... a speaker said
> that he had “cabbaged together” some information…… can you or your
> sister track that one down? We were flummoxed. We did find a single
> reference to it on a vintage mustang blog – a person from West Virginia
> wrote in that he had “cabbaged together” an intake manifold…..

My google search was slightly more productive, returning 124 hits on
"cabbaged together" ("cabbage together" gives recipes and food blogs!).
The meaning appears to be something akin to "jerry-rigged".

Any ideas?

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