Origin of umbles
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for umbles
The umbles of the deer are usually the perquisites of the gamekeeper.The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
The "umbles" of the deer are constantly the perquisites of the gamekeeper.
They make excellent broth of the head and umbles of a deer, which they put into the pot all bloody.The History of Virginia, in Four Parts</p>
This day I had a whole doe sent me by Mr. Hozier, which is a fine present, and I had the umbles of it for dinner.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
- another term for numbles
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Word Origin and History for umbles
"edible inner parts of a deer or other animal," c.1400, see humble.
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