Definitions

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  • noun archaic 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

  • 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 — Complete

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

    June 6, 2010

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

    June 6, 2010

  • HH: Teehee! Good one.

    June 7, 2010

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

    June 7, 2010

  • Haha! And a mumbrella has an elongated front.

    June 7, 2010

  • And a chunderbrella...ah, nevermind.

    June 7, 2010

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

    June 7, 2010

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

    June 7, 2010

  • Humbrage!

    June 7, 2010

  • Aww! I was going to say that...

    Humbrage in the humbuggiest form!

    June 7, 2010