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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of butterfly.


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  • At the same time, we also confirmed that his spinal canal is becoming ever-narrower, given that his congenitally misshapen vertebrae called hemivertebrae or "butterflied" vertebrae are crowding the delicate nerve bundles that make up the spinal cord.

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  • Add 4 shrimp to each metal skewer, starting from the tail and sliding up through the middle so shrimp remains butterflied on the skewer.

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  • A good compromise is using thicker meats, such as a pork loin or butterflied chicken, that you can grill for a minute on each side over high heat, then move to smoke over indirect heat for an hour or so.

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  • Go for the butterflied short rib, the thin-sliced ribeye, the spicy pork.

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  • They bogled and butterflied to pumping dancehall rhythms until the wee hours of the morning.

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  • I thought I'd be ordering a simple filet mojo de ajo or whatever, but I noticed they had the BBQ on and were grilling some large, whole, butterflied fish for some folks at a table nearby.


  • We culled five recipes from some of our favorite chefs, including racks of ribs from Australian chef Pete Evans, Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country's crispy-skinned butterflied chickens and the warm wedges of cornbread that have done nothing to dent New York chef Marcus Samuelsson's reputation as a palate-pleaser.

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  • I do a chicken on the bbq, split down the back and butterflied at 500 degrees and have wanted to try a turkey.

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  • Our first stop was Barcelona, where we ate fresh butterflied mackerel with lots of chopped raw garlic, parsley and paprika.

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  • It was expensive—the steer alone, skinned and butterflied, cost about $2,000—and at 863 pounds, it took six men to heave it out of the slaughterhouse and onto a truck.

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