Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A leg of mutton salted and prepared as ham.

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Examples

  • Bucklaw, who had eagerly eaten a considerable portion of the thrice-sacked mutton-ham, now began to demand ale.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • More than three years had intervened -- almost without mutation in that stationary household -- since I had sat there first, a young American freshman, bewildered among unfamiliar dainties (Finnan haddock, kippered salmon, baps, and mutton-ham), and had wearied my mind in vain to guess what should be under the tea-cosy.

    The Wrecker

  • Maclaren pressed them to taste his mutton-ham and "the wife's brose," reminding them the wife was out of Athole and had a name far and wide for her skill in that confection.

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • Duncan Dhu made haste to bring out the pair of pipes that was his principal possession, and to set before his guests a mutton-ham and a bottle of that drink which they call Athole brose, and which is made of old whiskey, strained honey and sweet cream, slowly beaten together in the right order and proportion.

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • He roused the fire, asleep all through the night, and prepared their breakfast of porridge and butter, tea, oat-cake, and mutton-ham.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 2

  • Then they made a good meal of tea, mutton-ham, oatcakes and butter.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 2

  • This dancing light fell on a little low round table, on which was a plate with some slices of mutton-ham, some oatcake, three or four eggs, and a pitcher.

    The Billow and the Rock

  • We found half-boiled eggs, bread, and a smoked mutton-ham, with a large bottle of gin.

    Peter Simple

  • One might live a thousand years, yet never weary of such mutton-ham.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • It would be extremely pleasant to breakfast in that deep-windowed room on the ground-floor, on cream and barley cakes, eggs, coffee, and dry-toast, with a little mutton-ham not too severely salted, and at the conclusion, a nut-shell of Glenlivet or Cognac.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

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