Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday July 17, 2013
1. a lump or mass.
2. a fragment or piece, especially of raw flesh.
A man at the window of another building spat, the gobbet of phlegm falling on the dirty pavement by Hermogenes' feet.
-- Gillian Bradshaw, Render Unto Caesar, 2004
The glowing, faceted eyes glared at me, the mouth opened and spat out a gobbet of flame.
-- Sergei Lukyanenko, Last Watch, 2009
Gobbet comes from the Old French word gobe meaning "a mouthful."