Gamb

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gamb gamb a leg or shank:
    • n Gamb gamb (her.) a beast's whole foreleg=Gamb′a (anat.), the metacarpus or metatarsus of ruminants, &c.: short for viol da gamba.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. gamba, a leg. See Gambol.

Usage

In literature:

The "gambs," as the sharp had called the newcomers in the car, did not betray their game at once.
"A Desperate Chance" by Old Sleuth (Harlan P. Halsey)
E. F. GAMBS, Box 2631, San Francisco, Cal.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
E. F. GAMBS, Box 2631, San Francisco, Cal.
"Harper's Round Table, September 17, 1895" by Various
E. F. GAMBS, Box 2631, San Francisco, Cal.
"Harper's Round Table, October 1, 1895" by Various
E. F. GAMBS, Box 2631, San Francisco, Cal.
"Harper's Round Table, October 15, 1895" by Various
E. F. GAMBS, Box 2631, San Francisco, Cal.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
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In poetry:

Sedea pensoso,--stringendo l'abile
Stil nella destra,--la intatta tavola
Sulle gambe giacente
Guardando avidamente.
"Anacreonte" by Ferdinando Fontana
La solinga megera, gravemente,
S'accompagnava nelle note basse
Battendo sulle casse
Coll'ossa delle gambe macilente.
"Veritas, Vanitas!" by Ferdinando Fontana

In science:

Talk given at the 18th Texas Symposium on Relativisitc Astrophysics, December 15-20, Chicago, Illinois. bThat sounds something like ”Ti spezzo le gambe” in italian.
What is found upon defrosting the Universe after inflation
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