gimblet, however, was too methodical to ignore anything, even so unpromising an object as an old newspaper.
“Well, we will see about that when to-morrow comes,” said gimblet.
Brother gimblet then groaned and bellowed his way through my composition, and subsequently through an hour.
gimblet was not anxious for his company, but Sir Gregory would not be shaken off.
gimblet told him to sit down, and leaving them went out into the garden.
gimblet paid and dismissed it, and they walked back to No. 6.
In his rooms in Whitehall, gimblet was studying a copy of the same newspaper that lay now neglected in the Pimlico shop.
There was no bell here, and the door, of which gimblet tried the handle, was locked.
gimblet hastened to reassure him on this point and he sat down again, still grumbling.
“I should be glad to ask him a few questions,” said gimblet.
boring-tool, mid-14c., gymbelette, from Anglo-French guimbelet (French gibelet), perhaps from Middle Dutch wimmelkijn (with substitute of French diminutive suffix), diminutive of wimmel "auger, drill." The meaning "cocktail made with gin or vodka and lime juice" is first attested 1928, presumably from its "penetrating" effects on the drinker.