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- n. General term for cold cooked meats such as luncheon meat or lunch meat, spam, chopped pork, corned beef, and so on.
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There’s a place on Rue Coquillière, though, where he used to buy cold meat or a hot sausage.
Lunch was cold meat pasties and apples gathered from the orchard.
The family were allowed only cold meat on Sunday, to their great discomfort; the rather uninviting midday dinner was named by Uncle John "Sentiment"; but at six o'clock they were given hot tea, and this he called "Bliss."
They had bread, cheese, and cold meat in their saddlebags, and also carried water bottles and ready-filled nosebags for our mounts.
It was very good, and a nice change from the breakfasts of cold meat they'd been having.