Origin of gizzard
Examples from the Web for gizzards
It would wring our gizzards intolerably to see so much good stuff going to waste.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But jest the same it was as tough on me as if it hed been a woman screamin' over a blade twistin' in her gizzards.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
Why are small particles of sand, stone, &c., found in the gizzards of birds?The Reason Why|Anonymous
Here have I, following my master, the noble Count Ribaumont, brought wherewithal to check the grumbling in your gizzards.The Surrender of Calais|George Colman
Put in five pints of water, cut each of the gizzards into four pieces, and simmer till they become quite tender.
Make a gravy out of the necks and gizzards by putting them in a quart of cold water, that must be reduced to a pint by boiling.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Word Origin for gizzard
"stomach of a bird," late 14c., from Old French gisier (Modern French gésier) "entrails, giblets (of a bird)," probably from Vulgar Latin *gicerium, dissimilated from Latin gigeria (neuter plural) "cooked entrails of a fowl," a delicacy in ancient Rome, from PIE *yekwr- "liver" (see hepatitis). Parasitic -d added 1500s. Later extended to other animals, and, jocularly, to human beings.