TUMBLER , that which " tumbles," i.e. falls or rolls over or down . The O . Eng. tumbiare, of which
See also:Mid . Eng. tumblere is a frequentative
See also:form, appears also in Du. tuimelen, Ger. taumeln, to stagger, tumble about; Fr. tomber, to fall, is Teutonic in origin . As applied to a
See also:person, "'tumbler " is another word for an acrobat, one who shows his agility by turning somersaults,
See also:standing on his
See also:head, walking or dancing on his hands, &c . It is interesting to note that Herodias' daughter
See also:Salome is described as a tumbe.stere in Harl . MS., 1701, f . 8, quoted by Halliwell (
See also:Diet. of Archaic Words), and in the margin of Wycliffe's Bible (Matt. xiv . 6) tumblide is given as a variant of daunside (danced) . Similarly, in early pictures of her dancing before Herod, she is represented sometimes as standing on her head . The
See also:common drinking-
See also:glass known as a " tumbler," which now is the name given to a plain cylindrical glass without a
See also:stem or
See also:foot, was originally a glass with a rounded or pointed
See also:base, which could only stand on being emptied and inverted (see DRINKING VESSELS,
See also:Plate I., fig . 3) .
See also:WEED, a botanical
See also:term for a plant which breaks loose when dry, and is blown about, scattering its seeds by the way .
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