from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cookery, the thicker end of a loin of veal or mutton; hence, any thick end.


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  • This mental exercise lasted until Biddy made a rush at them and distributed three defaced Bibles (shaped as if they had been unskilfully cut off the chump-end of something), more illegibly printed at the best than any curiosities of literature I have since met with, speckled all over with ironmould, and having various specimens of the insect world smashed between their leaves.

    Great Expectations

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