Nombles
Nombles Nom"bles, n. pl. [F. nombles, fr. L. lumbulus, dim. of lumbus a loin. Cf. {Numbles}, {Umbles}, {Humbles}.] The entrails of a deer; the umbles. [Written also {numbles}.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • nombles — d un sanglier …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • nombles — (non bl ) s. m. pl. Terme de vénerie. Se dit des deux muscles de l intérieur des cuisses du cerf.    On le dit aussi des boeufs et des vaches. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Nombles et queue de sanglier à la sausse chaude, Ménagier, II, 4. •   En un… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • nombles — variant of numbles * * * /num beuhlz/, n.pl. numbles. * * * nombles /numˈblz/ a variant of numbles (see ↑umbles) …   Useful english dictionary

  • nombles — /num beuhlz/, n.pl. numbles. * * * …   Universalium

  • numbles — Nombles Nom bles, n. pl. [F. nombles, fr. L. lumbulus, dim. of lumbus a loin. Cf. {Numbles}, {Umbles}, {Humbles}.] The entrails of a deer; the umbles. [Written also {numbles}.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numbles — /num beuhlz/, n.pl. certain of the inward parts of an animal, esp. of a deer, used as food. Also, nombles. [1275 1325; ME < MF nombles fillet of venison, pl. of nomble, dissimilated var. of *lomble < L lumbulus, dim. of lumbus loin. See LUMB ,… …   Universalium

  • numbles — /ˈnʌmbəlz/ (say numbuhlz) plural noun Obsolete certain of the organs of an animal, especially of a deer, used as food. Also, nombles, umbles. {Middle English noumbles, from Old French nombles, from Latin lumbulus, diminutive of lumbus loin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Humbles — Hum bles, n. pl. [See {Nombles}.] Entrails of a deer. [Written also {umbles}.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humbles — Umbles Um bles, n. pl. [See {Nombles}.] The entrails and coarser parts of a deer; hence, sometimes, entrails, in general. [Written also {humbles}.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loin — Loin, n. [OE. loine, OF. logne, F. longe, from (assumed) LL. lumbea, L. lumbus join. Cf. {Lends}, {Lumbar}, {Nombles}.] 1. That part of a human being or quadruped, which extends on either side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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