What does the word mutton mean?

Usage examples for mutton

  1. A grown Person perceived that a Bit of Mutton had stopt in the Passage; not to alarm any Body he arose from Table; a Moment afterwards, on looking where he might be gone, he was found dead. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  2. I forgot to tell you, faltered Philippa, with a wan giggle, that he said he must have speared mutton! – Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross
  3. Every sane and law- abiding Englishman, from the small clerk to the most doddering duke, has begun to organize and this mighty revolution of yours is already as dead as mutton. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton