numbles

numbles

(ˈnʌmbəlz)
pl n
(Cookery) archaic the heart, lungs, liver, etc, of a deer or other animal, cooked for food
[C14: from Old French nombles, plural of nomble thigh muscle of a deer, changed from Latin lumbulus a little loin, from lumbus loin; see humble pie]
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A "TO eat humble pie", meaning to admit a mistake, comes from the old English words "numbles" or "umbles", which refer to the innards or offal of animals, particularly of deer.
They studied the bezoar stones in the numbles of oxen and preached cracked doctrines which, unchecked, might unleash mischief in the world.