Savor the perfectly pitched ear required to turn a simple phrase like “a dumpling, some knurled pouch of gristle.”
These are sharp and topped with gristle, and will not support weight, still less attrition.
A knuckle requires more boiling in proportion to its weight, than any other joint, to render the gristle soft and tender.
If boiling for souse cook till the meat and gristle fall from the bones.
Does she wear a spritsail-yard through the gristle of her nose?
So saying she cut short the dispute by carrying off the gristle of contention.
We choose our dinner not by the wrappers, but by the veining and gristle of the meat within.
Have ready four or five sweetbreads that have been trimmed nicely, cleared from the gristle, and laid open to soak in warm water.
His gristle is hardening into something like his stern old father's backbone.
gristle, gris′l, n. a soft elastic substance in animal bodies—also called Cartilage.
Old English gristle "cartilage," related to grost "gristle," from a common West Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Low German gristel, Old High German crostila, Middle High German gruschel) of obscure origin.