Gobbet

Gobbet [noun]; /gɒbɪt/; Middle English gobet, from Old French gober, to swallow; 14th century. 1: small piece or morsel (e.g. of meat); 2: lump, viscous mass; 3: short piece, fragment, or extract of text; 4: small quantity of liquid, drop.

Example: Walking past Castle Court shopping centre, on a fine July afternoon, my attention was caught by a beautiful woman. She was wearing an expensive-looking black dress that showed off her slim, tanned legs to full advantage, but without vulgarity. She was tall, her height accentuated by elegant high heels. Her figure was perfect; not skinny like a fashion model, but fuller: more Marilyn Monroe than Kate Moss. There was a delicate gold chain around her neck, and a small designer handbag slung over her right shoulder. Her makeup was flawless: full vermilion lips, dark eyes. The highlights in her long wavy auburn hair sparked in the summer sunlight. She was classy; I was entranced. As I got closer, she stopped walking for a moment, hawked and spat a luminous gobbet of phlegm onto the pavement.

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7 Responses to Gobbet

  1. Maria says:

    eugh…………….

  2. Theresa Moran says:

    We had to respond to ‘gobbets’ at Uni. But not this sort!
    Very funny Jason.

  3. viveka says:

    What I learn for this .. is that we maybe be can dress classy – but true class comes from .. within.

  4. Ernie Swain says:

    Yuk! I knew someone was going to “gob” but not your good looking bird 🙂

    Obviously where the expression “to gob” or “to gob off” comes from, even if you have slightly bent the rules!

    Keep ’em coming Jason 🙂

  5. jasonoruairc says:

    The dictionary entry is based on entries in Harper-Collins, Merriam-Webster, and Oxford Dictionaries online. I have manipulated it slightly for my own ends, so don’t trust it!

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