from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A steak or inferior cut from that part of a beef-animal that is known as the chuck. See chuck, n., 6.


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  • As for Hafiz, to his astonishment he had been introduced to chuck-steak; and the pleasure was anything but unmitigated.


  • The chuck-steak cut up on Hafiz's plate in the bathroom had been purchased with postage stamps -- the last of a sheet bought by Athalie in days of affluence for foreign correspondence.


  • This was the signal for the would-be Bohemian to emerge from his dainty flat or his oak-panelled studio in Washington Square, hasten down to Bleecker or Houston Street, there to eat chicken badly _braisé_, fried chuck-steak, and soggy spaghetti, and to drink thin blue wine and chicory-coffee that he might listen to the feast of witticism and flow of soul that he expected to find at the next table.

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