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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.

    Maigret and the Loner

  • Lunch was cold meat pasties and apples gathered from the orchard.

    The Warslayer

  • 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."

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • They had bread, cheese, and cold meat in their saddlebags, and also carried water bottles and ready-filled nosebags for our mounts.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • It was very good, and a nice change from the breakfasts of cold meat they'd been having.

    Elephant in the City


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