Origin of gobbet
Examples from the Web for gobbet
She used those very words, without a blink, and Pignaver swallowed the flattery as a dog bolts a gobbet of meat.Stradella|F(rancis) Marion Crawford
And a gobbet we have received of the civil laws, because of the equity that seemeth to be in them.Against War|Erasmus
And now he had bitten off a piece of them, together with a gobbet of my own flesh.
Colonel Gobbet was not allowed to enter Scotland, but was seized at Berwick and put in prison.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
Word Origin for gobbet
late 13c., "a fragment," from Old French gobet "piece, mouthful," diminutive of gobe (see gob).