She said that "the most expensive piece of meat in a local butcher [in France] is a fillet of horse meat."
"Ray has always worked well for me," Radley promptly answered, and we all knew he meant it as a second stab for fillet.
If the leafwork on the helm were tossed up backward, it would hide the fillet.
Also a fillet of fresh pork, cut from the upper part of a hind leg; or a fillet of fresh venison.
fillet a sole and interlard each piece with a bit of anchovy.
The words mean: Sweet-smelling, to make a scale, a fillet, an ecclesiastic.
I would at any time prefer a slice off the fillet of a buffalo to any pheasant.
The fillet must not touch the sides of the mould, but be perfectly enveloped in jelly.
He remained all day on the sea-shore, his head only held on to his body by a fillet.
A fillet of veal may be done in the same way, instead of using plain stuffing for it.
early 14c., "headband," from Old French filet (12c.) "thread, filament; strip, ligament," diminutive of fil "thread" (see file (v.)). Sense of "cut of meat or fish" is from late 14c., apparently so called because it was prepared by being tied up with a string. As a verb, from c.1600, "to bind with a narrow band;" meaning "to cut in fillets" is from 1846. Related: Filleted; filleting.
fillet fil·let (fĭl'ĭt)
A loop of cord or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
A loop-shaped band of fibers, especially the lemniscus.