Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The flesh of a bull; hence, coarse beef.

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Examples

  • Old camel is much like bull-beef, but the young meat is excellent, although not relished by Europeans because, like strange fish, it has no recognised flavour.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For each, he carved a slice of raw bull-beef, presenting it on the point of the sacrificial knife—the only meat many of these children would taste for some time, although all that remained would be cooked tomorrow for the fortunate pupils at the palaestra.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • For each, he carved a slice of raw bull-beef, presenting it on the point of the sacrificial knife -- the only meat many of these children would taste for some time, although all that remained would be cooked tomorrow for the fortunate pupils at the palaestra.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • I ain't given to be cumflummixed by what a doctor says; many a one they give up is walking about as strong as bull-beef to-day.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

  • The city hall clock chimed ten, the hour when the saloons set out the mock-turtle soup and potato salad, the bull-beef and sour beans as lagniappe to the heavy-laden schooner.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • The impatient young trooper had eaten a supper of tough bull-beef and "those everlasting yams," as he called them, with his Cuban friends, and was pacing restlessly to and fro a short distance beyond a camp-fire, about which they smoked their cigarettes, when a ragged, slouch-hatted figure approached him.

    "Forward, March" A Tale of the Spanish-American War

  • Under the ancient arcades are the stalls of the butchers, rich with the mutton of Castile, the hams of Estremadura, and the hero-nourishing bull-beef of Andalusian pastures.

    Castilian Days

  • I'm growing streaky, and could eat anything, from biscuit up to bull-beef.

    Sail Ho! A Boy at Sea

  • Here they killed three cows, which were the first they had been able to get, having heretofore had to content themselves with bull-beef, which at this season of the year is very poor.

    The Great Salt Lake Trail

  • They said it was bull-beef; others, that it was dromedary beef; but I do not know, for certain, how that was.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

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