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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Umble-pie.
 
A pie made of umbles—i.e. the liver, kidneys, etc., of a deer. These “refuse” were the perquisites of the keeper, and umble-pie was a dish for servants and inferiors.   1
        “The keeper hath the skin, head, umbles, chine, and shoulders.”—Holinshed: Chrouicle, i. 204.
 


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