mutton

Part of speech: noun

The flesh of sheep as food.

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Usage examples "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", 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.", 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", Cosmo Hamilton.