Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of umbrella.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "And where, if you please, mem," inquired Parkins, in an icy tone and with a face stiffened by repressed displeasure -- "where do you think you have left your dressing-bag and humbrella?"

    Cecilia de Noël

  • Whatever are you a-doing of to be out in the rain all alone, with no 'at and a humbrella four sizes too big for the likes of you, and them paper-soled things on yer feet? and, oh my! ain't yer frock muddy?

    Little Miss Peggy: Only a Nursery Story

  • Captain Blakeley's 100-pounder is not the only one we can turn out, and the sinking of the Alabama had very little to do with her guns or her crew -- weak wooden sides are not calculated to resist steel shot, or, as the late Mr. Selby said in one of his farces, "it's no use a tryin 'to stop a cannon ball with a humbrella."

    Echoes of the Week

  • And now to see you coming along as cool as if nothing had happened; as if the humbrella had not lost its hivory 'andle, -- it's quite purvoking.

    Lucretia — Volume 04

  • 'Jesus, where am I going to'"; another growls"'I'll trouble you Miss, to remove your humbrella off my toe'"

    Making Visible: The Diorama, the Double and the (Gothic) Subject

  • Caddy's Toast in "Erminie" -- 'Ere's to the' ealth o 'your Royal' Ighness; hand may the skin o 'ha gooseberry be big enough for han humbrella to cover hall your enemies. "

    The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing A Manual of Ready Reference

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  • An adumbrella is what's left after all the material has gone.

    June 15, 2010

  • I might need a bumbrella if my bottom gets any bigger.

    June 13, 2010

  • See also drumbrella

    June 11, 2010

  • A numbrella helps one forget about the weather and get down to enjoying being out-of-doors.

    June 10, 2010

  • Don't disregard sunbrella (sunshade), gunbrella (species of concealed weapon), or the iconoclastic unbrella {naked armature that provides little shade or protection from rain).

    June 10, 2010

  • We all need a perfectly good umbershoot.

    June 10, 2010

  • I'll say it since I thunk it, just this once: cumbrella = condom.

    June 10, 2010

  • I assume the burnt umberella would be used by Cinderella.

    June 10, 2010

  • An unencumbrella is useful for protecting oneself from dangling alliances.

    June 10, 2010

  • I was ready to pack my suitcase today and just when I thought it was empty out tumbled a small card showing an umbrella floating in mid-air (well, mid-rain) with the words 'el paraguas' under it. That might be a tumbrella.

    June 9, 2010

  • The possession of a jumbrella is necessary for the preservation of one's sartorial compositions (read "get-ups") and coiffure when summer thunderstorms arrive in this part of Florida.

    June 9, 2010

  • A tumbrella was affixed to the tipcart, dumpcart, or other conveyance used to carry the condemned to Madam Guillotine. Just a common courtesy, as they say.

    June 8, 2010

  • I used to workout in the rain with my dumbrella. Onlookers were speechless.

    June 7, 2010

  • On the other hand, if you're very small, you could use a thumbrella.

    June 7, 2010

  • If every third person in a conga line deployed a cucumbrella in one hand, all dancers could stay dry while dancing, in the rain, on a sidewalk.

    June 7, 2010

  • Looks for "burnt umbrella" in the box of little oil paint tubes.

    June 7, 2010

  • Announcing the all-wood, all-natural lumbrella. Really large ones we sometimes call mobile gazebos.

    June 7, 2010

  • There might be some cucumbrage left....

    June 7, 2010

  • Aww! I was going to say that...

    Humbrage in the humbuggiest form!

    June 7, 2010

  • Humbrage!

    June 7, 2010

  • And I thought milos frequented a nice part of town :-(

    June 7, 2010

  • Gosh, it's late...I'm off to slumbrella...

    June 7, 2010

  • And a chunderbrella...ah, nevermind.

    June 7, 2010

  • Haha! And a mumbrella has an elongated front.

    June 7, 2010

  • Chumbrellas are big enough to shelter a friend as well.

    June 7, 2010

  • HH: Teehee! Good one.

    June 7, 2010

  • Cucumbrellas tend to be narrower in one dimension, so they fit on sidewalks better.

    June 6, 2010

  • A humbrella is an extra large umbrella that takes up too much space on the sidewalk.

    June 6, 2010