Famble
Famble Fam"ble, v. i. [OE. falmelen; cf. SW. famla to grope, Dan. famle to grope, falter, hesitate, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope. Cf. {Famble}.] To stammer. [Obs.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

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  • Famble — Fam ble, n. [Cf. {Famble}, v.] A hand. [Slang & Obs.] We clap our fambles. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • famble — …   Useful english dictionary

  • famble-cheat — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Faffle — Faf fle, v. i. [Cf. {Famble}, {Maffle}.] To stammer. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flambe — (flan b ) s. f. 1°   Au propre et inusité. Flamme. 2°   Nom donné à l iris germanica, L. et à l iris des marais, iris pseudo acorus, dite aussi flamme en quelques provinces.    Petite flambe, nom vulgaire de l iris pumila, L. 3°   Épée à lame… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fumble — (v.) mid 15c., handle clumsily, possibly from O.N. falma to fumble, grope. Similar words in Scandinavian and North Sea Germanic suggest onomatopoeia from a sound felt to indicate clumsiness (Cf. bumble, stumble, and obsolete English famble,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • famelen — var. of famble. Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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