Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A butcher; a man who sells meat.
“ Even the meat-man joined in on the talk, saying to this one woman: "I hear Clem got Vyla wearing a ring.”
“ That's what the meat-man down at the store said.”
“ And so I told the meat-man, when my number had been called and it was my time to place my order, I said, "Nothing's goin 'on between mama and Clementine.”
“Even when the crimes have been committed in view of witnesses, all that is seen is a glimpse of a weird, skinless “meat-man” who seems to fade away after the crimes.”
“Some of the crimes have even been committed in full-view of witnesses by a weird, skinless "meat-man" who seems to fade away after the crimes.”
“The meat-man gave an appreciative nod of approval to the alterations.”
“Well, there's his house, look," said the cat's, meat-man -- "that little one at the bend in the road there -- the one high up -- like it was sitting on the wall above the street.”
“De liver meat-man comes reg'lar, sah; quatah dollar a week, sah," said the negro, fully realizing that he was entitled to the extra fifteen cents for "the idea.”
“Then there was the saloon-keeper's collared and ribboned ratter, which got an extra lump because the 'barkeep' was liberal; and the rounds-man's Cat, that brought no cash, but got unusual consideration because the meat-man did.”
“The meat-man kept no books but his memory, and it never was at fault.”
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