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  • n. Plural form of forequarter.


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  • His massive forequarters, hind legs, miniature hooves, and primly uplifted tail might easily have been devised by Fritz Freleng for Warner Brothers.

    The Flight of Europa

  • The three drove up from New York to prepare the kosher forequarters, about twenty pounds per animal.

    Sue Fishkoff: The New Jewish Food Movement: Jews Who Meet What They Eat

  • A few men clean forequarters, placing kidneys in a neat pile.

    Where's the Beef? A Steak Makes a Long Journey

  • At Hunts Point, five men unload the truck and send the sides of beef to two holding rooms—one for hindquarters and one for forequarters—via a long zip line on four rails.

    Where's the Beef? A Steak Makes a Long Journey

  • Elspeth had pillows brought in so that they could all sit comfortably, while the gryphons lounged with their forequarters draped over the side of their nest.

    Widows and Orphans

  • The broader and shorter the loins the more easily will the horse raise his forequarters and bring up his hindquarters under him.

    On Horsemanship

  • Since only the forequarters are used for kosher purposes, much meat from ritually slaughtered animals goes into the general beef supply.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Mounted on their small, wiry ponies, a strong rawhide rope drawn tightly just back of the forequarters to serve as saddle, the Indians bent low, shooting from under the necks of their mounts.


  • The spine evolved for suspension between hindquarters and forequarters The discs wear down in the compaction of the spine held in a vertical position.

    Don Wise and Incompetent Design - The Panda's Thumb

  • Then he stifled a gasp as a lion's forequarters and head seemingly materialized out of the mist.

    Ill Met By Moonlight


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