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a thick, often large block of wood on which meat, vegetables, etc., are placed for cutting, trimming, chopping, and the like.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Good blocks of oak it was I split, As large around as the chopping block; And every piece I squarely...
(...) past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block.
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