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- v. To chew (food) in advance.
In other words, he's a fool who's bitten off way more than he can chew, but we still love him, and will prechew stuff for him, then give him big platefulls so he never has to think again.
His few waking hours are spent with him eating his broth, eating the seal meat and blubber that Silence no longer has to prechew for him but which she still lifts to his lips, and with her changing his poultices and cleaning him.
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