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gob·bet

 (gŏb′ĭt)
n.
1. A piece or chunk, especially of raw meat.
2. A bit or morsel: a diary containing gobbets of useful information.
3. A small amount of liquid; a drop.

[Middle English gobet, from Old French, diminutive of gobe, mouthful; see gob1.]
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gobbet

(ˈɡɒbɪt)
n
(Cookery) a chunk, lump, or fragment, esp of raw meat
[C14: from Old French gobet, from gober to gulp down]
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gob•bet

(ˈgɒb ɪt)

n.
1. a piece, esp. of raw flesh.
2. a lump or mass.
[1275–1325; Middle English gobet < Old French: a mouthful, diminutive of gobe. See -et]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gobbet - a lump or chunk of raw meat
raw meat - uncooked meat
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Translations

gobbet

[ˈgɒbɪt] N [of food etc] → trocito m, pequeña porción f
gobbets of informationpequeños elementos mpl de información
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gobbet

nBrocken m
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References in classic literature ?
And indeed to watch him dallying with a little gobbet of bread, or sipping his cup of thrice-watered wine, is enough to make a man feel shame at his own hunger.
Presently he turned sick, and threw up both wine and the gobbets of human flesh on which he had been gorging, for he was very drunk.
This bottom was littered with great gobbets of flesh, most of which was in the last state of putridity.
It is a drop-in centre for health advice, newly furnished in gobbet green - expensive new chairs, tables, furnishing and decoration replacing the same tables and chairs in blue.
The Crimean Peninsula is a gobbet of the Ukraine stickin' out into the Black Sea, kinda like a frozen fried egg floating in dark icy water.
Another gobbet of small talk is, "Would sir like any help with his packing today?
Apparently this gobbet of bile, sent to my home computer by a so-called supporter, qualifies as football banter.
This grey cat is darker down the spine, then faintly striped outwards-- But now that's pissed off leaving another blind spot, another gobbet of it empty and un-understood-- like the two-tone jackdaw's cawing as it visits and departs the apple tree.
[7] A gobbet is frequently used in the history discipline (although
Google indexed the entire book, which meant that you could search in it--or across entire libraries--to find the gobbet of information you needed.
Isn't it amazing how the optimism of early spring and new beginnings can so suddenly turn bad, like standing under an apple tree and looking skywards at the lovely blanket of pale, cloudy blossom, when all the while a gobbet of rancid pigeon poo is heading straight for your upturned eye.
(9) An uncited eighteenth-century boxing manual would extend the OED's definition both semantically and chronologically (Godfrey 54), but Maturin's purely moral usage remains unsupported by that gobbet.