sausage-machine love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for grinding, mincing, or pounding meat as material for sausages; a sausage-grinder.


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  • By the way, the Nielsen Haydens are mentioned in several of these sausage-machine "books."

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • Dahl wrote back furiously, arguing that a “clumsy editorial sausage-machine” was destroying many of his “carefully-planned little touches,” and reducing his own “individual style” to generic journalese.71 Ann Watkins, who knew how much Dahl needed the money, tried to smooth over the situation.


  • I expected them two would be cut up like meat in a sausage-machine, but, turnin 'to look down the lane, I saw a sight!

    The Knights of the White Shield Up-the-Ladder Club Series, Round One Play

  • "My dear fellow," said Thorndyke, "you have not spoken a word for the last quarter of an hour; you have devoured your food with the relentless regularity of a sausage-machine, and you have, from time to time, made the most damnable faces at the coffee-pot -- though there I'll wager the coffee-pot was even with you, if I may judge by the presentment that it offers of my own countenance."

    The Red Thumb Mark

  • While he was giving us these confidences, unfortunately, his eyes came to rest, at first accidentally, then wistfully, then with a horrid gleam in them, on the little dog, which was fooling about on the top of the sausage-machine, and his hands went out toward it convulsively, whereat

    The Little White Bird; or, Adventures in Kensington gardens

  • Then he ran out of the room and came back with the sausage-machine; and what do you think he did?

    The Little White Bird; or, Adventures in Kensington gardens

  • He began to turn the handle of a sausage-machine, and Westray was glad to be quit of his pious words, and still more of his insufferable patronage.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • She put up the cards and boxes, took out a chopper and a napkin, and we cut the little boy's little throat (which he bore with great pluck and resolution), and made him into sausage-meat by the aid of Purkis's excellent sausage-machine.

    English Satires

  • He's all but bu'st himself over that calc'latin 'machine, and I'm much afraid that he'll clap Chips into the sausage-machine some day, just to see how it works.

    Fighting the Flames

  • Now I don't want to go into minutiae at table, you know, but a naked hand can no more go through a pane of thick glass without leaving some of its cuticle, to say the least, behind it, than a butterfly can go through a sausage-machine without looking the worse for it.

    Autocrat of the Breakfast Table


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