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.
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