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Giblets

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Gi'blets. n.s. [According to Minshew from gibbet, gobblet: according to Junius more probably from gibier, game, Fr.] The parts of a goose which are cut off before it is roasted.

'Tis holyday; provide me better cheer:
'Tis holyday; and shall be round the year:
Shall I my houshold gods and genius cheat,
To make him rich who grudges me my meat?
That he may loll at ease; and pamper'd high,
When I am laid, may feed on giblet pie?
Dryden's Perf.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Junius, Francis (23) · Minsheu, John (8)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Giblets." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19632.


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