Rumble
Rumble Rum"ble, n. 1. A noisy report; rumor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Delighting ever in rumble that is new. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train. [1913 Webster]

Clamor and rumble, and ringing and clatter. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Merged in the rumble of awakening day. --H. James. [1913 Webster]

3. A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage. [1913 Webster]

Kit, well wrapped, . . . was in the rumble behind. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

4. A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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