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.
“The keeper hath the skin, head, umbles, chine, and shoulders.” —Holinshed: Chronicle, i. 204.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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