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  • n. Plural form of flitch.


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  • THE TWO SIDES THAT REMAIN, and which are called flitches, are to be cured for bacon.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Degged with dew, dappled with dew Are the groins of the braes that the brook treads through, Wiry heathpacks, flitches of fern, And the beadbonny ash that sits over the burn.

    Inversnaid by Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • For the coronation-feast there were provided, among other eatables, four hundred oxen, four hundred sheep, four hundred and fifty pigs, eighteen wild boars, three hundred flitches of bacon, and twenty thousand fowls.

    A Child's History of England

  • Mrs. Dewy sat in a brown settle by the side of the glowing wood fire — so glowing that with a heedful compression of the lips she would now and then rise and put her hand upon the hams and flitches of bacon lining the chimney, to reassure herself that they were not being broiled instead of smoked — a misfortune that had been known to happen now and then at Christmas-time.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • We are told that his hall-roof was full of bacon-flitches, and his store-room of eggs, butter, and cheese.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • From this self-contained place rose in stealthy silence tall stems of smoke, which the eye of imagination could trace downward to their root on quiet hearth-stones festooned overhead with hams and flitches.

    The Woodlanders

  • All round on the sides were shelves with pewter dishes and plates, and the ceiling was well stored with provisions of various kinds, such as sugar-loaves, black-puddings, hams, sausages, flitches of bacon, &c.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • If injury is related to throwing too many flitches while tired, comparable pitchers are ones who performed similar amounts of work, but with a lower proportion of “tired work.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Half-a-dozen boxes of currants showed a respectable growth of mould; a like fate had come upon some flitches of bacon; and not a bag of flour but had developed a species of minute maggot.

    Australia Felix

  • The shop displayed bread and cakes, sacks of flour and oatmeal, flitches of bacon, hams, lard and sausages.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories


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