Humbles Hum"bles, n. pl. [See {Nombles}.] Entrails of a deer. [Written also {umbles}.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • umbles — (n.) edible inner parts of a deer or other animal, c.1400, see HUMBLE (Cf. humble) …   Etymology dictionary

  • umbles — [um′bəlz] pl.n. archaic var. of NUMBLES …   English World dictionary

  • umbles — noun Animal entrails, especially of a deer. When Thetis deserted Peleus, he took the child to Cheiron the Centaur, who reared him on Mount Pelion, feeding him on the umbles of lions and wild boars, and the marrow of bears, to give him courage [ …   Wiktionary

  • umbles — noun plural Etymology: Middle English, alteration of noumbles, from Old French nombles loins, alteration of lumbles, from Latin lumbuli, diminutive of lumbi, plural of lumbus loin more at loin Date: 15th century the edible viscera of an animal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • umbles — /um beuhlz/, numbles. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Umbles — Venison offal; also the surrounding meat; considered a delicacy by those who hunted …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • umbles — plural noun variant spelling of numbles …   English new terms dictionary

  • umbles — um·bles …   English syllables

  • umbles — /ˈʌmbəlz/ (say umbuhlz) plural noun → numbles. {variant of numbles} …   Australian English dictionary

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