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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

gobbet

\GOB-it\ , noun;
1.
a lump or mass.
2.
a fragment or piece, especially of raw flesh.
Quotes:
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
Origin:
Gobbet comes from the Old French word gobe meaning "a mouthful."
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