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Definition of Mumbly
1. given to mumbling [adj]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mumbly
Literary usage of Mumbly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Outdoor Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1900)
"CHAPTER XXX mumbly PEG, HOP-SCOTCH, AND JACK STONES The Motions of ... From the penalty that the loser pays comes the name of mumbly or ..."
2. Animal and Plant Lore: Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking by Fanny Dickerson Bergen (1899)
"Indiana and Southern States. 712. Mooly-up, ant-lion. Mansfield, Ohio. 713. mumbly-up and mumbly-down, ant-lion. ..."
3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"They play mumbly-peg. They often make motions with open knife in hand, brandishing it as if to stab some one. They sharpen sticks and call them daggers, ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"... sb. dirt, rubbish ; a confused heap. *Ak. and Wise, New Forest, p. 163. Ex. ' What a mullock you have,' te what a lot of rubbish. mumbly ..."
5. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"You can judge how tedious things was gettin', because Black's Jim and Red McGee was playin' mumbly-peg in a board with Jim's jack- knife, with the rest of ..."