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  • Flabby. - an old provincial term from Exmoor in England.

    May 2, 2011

  • (adjective) - (1) Soft and flabby . . . This is the regular word used by butchers to express the condition of meat which will not get solid, a very common fault in warm weather, or if the animal was out of condition when slaughtered.

    --Henry Sweet's History of English Sounds, 1876

    (2) Flaccid, soft; generally used of meat; Berkshire. Languid, limp, tired; Somerset. Tough; northwest Devonshire. Related to wang, to bend; to yield under a weight, as a plank when walked on; West Somerset. Hence wanged, exhausted, wearied, drowned.

    --Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905

    January 14, 2018