from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Salt pork; salt-horse; salt-junk: used by fishermen, whalers, sailors, and soldiers.


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  • The outfit ate its "sow-belly," soda-biscuit, and coffee three times a day, and smoked its pipes, but was a little shy on yarns round the camp-fire.

    Judith of the Plains

  • When I started, I'd put a couple of sour-dough biscuits and some sow-belly in my pocket in case I might get hungry.


  • My diet was one of sow-belly, bread, and coffee, and what fish I caught in the sluggish, muddy stream ....

    Tramping on Life

  • For breakfast a corn pone of coarse, white corn meal, and a bit of fried sow-belly.

    Tramping on Life

  • But when I lived much in cow camps I often carried a volume of Swinburne, as a kind of antiseptic to alkali dust, tepid, muddy water, frying-pan bread, sow-belly bacon, and the too-infrequent washing of sweat-drenched clothing.

    IX. Books for Holidays in the Open

  • 'Mongee, Madame, mongee, no spika da French,' an 'rub your stomach an' look hungry, an 'she gives you a slice of sow-belly an'

    Road-Kids and Gay-Cats

  • You won't be eatin 'so much yourself, but these Injuns ain't got no bottom when it comes to sow-belly.

    The Forest

  • "We got to get the boys fed coffee and sow-belly," he said.

    The Triumph of John Kars A Story of the Yukon

  • Bay blankets, sow-belly and chocolate drops, castor oil and gun worms, frying-pans and ladies 'wire bustles, guns and corsets, axes and ribbons, shirts and hunting-knives, perfumes and bear traps.

    The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure

  • By wearing his neighbors 'cast-off clothes and feeding his family on cornbread and "sow-belly," he was able to lay the foundation of that fortune which has made his daughter facile princeps of New York's patricians.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.


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