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- n. Alternative form of aitchbone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as aitchbone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The haunch-bone, aitchbone, or natch-bone of a beef: so called because it presents edgewise when the meat is cut in dressing for the table. It is the principal part of the pelvis or os innominatum.
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It is infinitely superior either to the round or edgebone, and certainly not so extravagant as the last-named joint.
POPE the actor, well known for his devotion to the culinary art, received an invitation to dinner, accompanied by an apology for the simplicity of the intended fare -- a small turbot and a boiled edgebone of beef.
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