Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cupboard or chest in which to keep meat, made with walls of wire gauze or perforated zinc.

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Examples

  • The butter would sit in a bowl of water and the meat in a ‘meat-safe’ – a mesh cover that kept the flies off.

    In the Frame

  • The butter would sit in a bowl of water and the meat in a ‘meat-safe’ – a mesh cover that kept the flies off.

    In the Frame

  • The singers were in a crib of wirework (like a large meat-safe or bird-cage) in one corner; and sang most atrociously.

    Pictures from Italy

  • All this I saw peeping through a sort of meat-safe which ventilates the top of the cabin, and very happy and hot did the people seem below.

    Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

  • This “Pepper-pot,” of which we first heard from the late Archbishop Whately, is a most economical meat-safe in a hot climate; any beef, mutton, pork, or fowl that may be left at dinner, if put into the mixture and a little fresh cassereep added, keeps perfectly, though otherwise the heat of the climate or flies would spoil it.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • Behind the house a yard extends for some twenty feet, a space inhabited by a happy family of pigs, poultry, and rabbits; the wood-shed is situated on the further side, and on the wall between the wood-shed and the kitchen window hangs the meat-safe, just above the place where the sink discharges its greasy streams.

    Father Goriot

  • The butter eluded me for some time: but eventually I tracked it down in the meat-safe, which also contained some cakes on an enamel plate, and a bowl of cooked fish-heads thoughtfully ticketed cat'lest, I suppose, I should be tempted to eat them myself.

    Crime On the Coast

  • The wicker cage is a variety of meat-safe; hung in a cool and airy place the meat will spoil less quickly and is relatively safe from vermin.

    Savoring The Past

  • The wicker cage is a variety of meat-safe; hung in a cool and airy place the meat will spoil less quickly and is relatively safe from vermin.

    Savoring The Past

  • He had seldom met a woman who gave such a strong impression of sensuality: and that was out of keeping with her worried, childish face and still more out of keeping with the rooms he had just left — with the polished floor, the broom-cupboard, and the meat-safe.

    Maigret in Montmartre

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