from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slice of cold cooked meat. Often used in the plural.


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  • A gentleman in the neighborhood told the story of Walter Scott's staying once for a week with Wordsworth, and slipping out every day under pretence of a walk, to the Swan Inn, for a cold cut and porter; and one day passing with Wordsworth the inn, he was betrayed by the landlord's asking him if he had come for his porter.

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