All wrong doubtless; but something should be allowed to one whose ancestors were called ‘dead-meat eaters’ in the Shastras.
The trade in live sheep and swine, which was formerly important, has mostly been converted into a dead-meat trade.
It will be seen by the following table that the dead-meat trade has become one of the great institutions of the country.
In the dead-meat trade there has now sprung up a new trade and almost a new race of men.
A corpse: We don't believe in geography, teacher. Say one more word and you're dead meat/ But tell that to Toddy and you're dead meat (1860s+)