2. To murmur; to ripple.
To rumble gently down with murmur soft.Spenser.
1. A noisy report; rumor. [Obs.]
Delighting ever in rumble that is new.Chaucer.
2. A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a
confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train.
Clamor and rumble, and ringing and clatter.Tennyson.
Merged in the rumble of awakening day.H. James.
3. A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
Kit, well wrapped, . . . was in the rumble behind.Dickens.
4. A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
(Rum"ble), v. t. To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.
(Rum"bler) n. One who, or that which, rumbles.
(Rum"bling) a. & n. from Rumble, v. i.
(Rum"bling*ly), adv. In a rumbling manner.
(Rum"bo) n. Grog. [Obs.] Sir W. Scott.
(Rum*bow"line) n. (Naut.) Same as Rombowline.
(||Ru"men) n. [L. rumen, - inis, the throat.]
1. (Anat.) The first stomach of ruminants; the paunch; the fardingbag. See Illust. below.
2. The cud of a ruminant.
(Ru"mi*cin) n. (Chem.) A yellow crystalline substance found in the root of yellow dock (Rumex
crispus) and identical with chrysophanic acid.
(Rumi*nal) a. [L. ruminalis.] (Zoöl.) Ruminant; ruminating. [R.]
(Ru"mi*nant) a. [L. ruminans, -antis, p. pr.: cf. F. ruminant. See Ruminate.] (Zoöl.) Chewing
the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the Ruminantia.
(Ru"mi*nant), n. (Zoöl.) A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.
(||Ru`mi*nan"ti*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of Artiodactyla having four stomachs. This
division includes the camels, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep, neat cattle, and allies.
The vegetable food, after the first mastication, enters the first stomach It afterwards passes into the
second where it is moistened, and formed into pellets which the animal has the power of bringing back