Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See jowl, 2.

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Examples

  • The neighbouring tapster, who before would beckon you over to a savoury bit of ox-cheek in the morning, give it to you gratis, and only score you up for the liquor, immediately after you were packed off in disgrace, carried a petition to your master to be paid out of your wages, whereof not a farthing was due, and then pursued you with bailiffs into every blind cellar.

    Serf Advisory

  • One ox-cheek, properly managed, will, by attending to the foregoing instructions, furnish an ample quantity of substantial and nutritious food, equal to the wants of a large family, for three days 'consumption.

    A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes

  • She was very hospitable, gave me a dinner of ox-cheek with great good will, accepting only of a pot of ale in return; and I thought myself fixed till Tuesday should come.

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • His Common-Place Book contains receipts for nourishing soups made of rice and peas and flavoured with ox-cheek.

    Sydney Smith

  • She was very hospitable, gave me a dinner of ox-cheek with great good-will, accepting only of a pot of ale in return; and I thought myself fixed till Tuesday should come.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • I am very fond of experimental housekeeping, such as having an ox-cheek now and then; I shall have one next week, and I mean to have some little dumplings put into it, that I may fancy myself at Godmersham.

    Jane Austen's Letters To Her Sister Cassandra and Others

  • She was very hospitable, gave me a dinner of ox-cheek with great good will, accepting only a pot of ale in return; and I thought myself fixed till Tuesday should come.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • We should be thinking fondly of them, potted ox-cheek, brown shrimp, rabbit and haddock pepper the menus of every Mod Brit restaurant in the country - achingly fashionable statements of thrift and authenticity.

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  • McMaster anthropologists are planning to continue the probe by making their own supply of ox-cheek soup and canning it using Victorian-era methods.

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  • Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton and Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum - which had the historic tin of ox-cheek soup in its collection - performed tests on the can and its contents to try to confirm a controversial theory about the ill-fated polar voyage of the British ships Terror and Erebus in the late 1840s.

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