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salt pork

pork cured with salt, especially the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly.
Origin of salt pork
1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By some cursed accident, he said, the bunkers had been filled with barrels of salt-pork and flour!

    If, Yes and Perhaps Edward Everett Hale
  • Such chances of game scarcely enriched our larder; and the salt-pork barrel was our constant reliance.

    Years of My Youth William Dean Howells
  • He went into the store with a staggering step, and the rank smell of cheese and salt-pork nauseated him.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • All the game in the larder having been consumed, they sat down to salt-pork and some of the fish which had been cured.

    The Settlers in Canada Frederick Marryat
  • There was something strangely exhilarating in the air and the dusty office smelt of salt-pork and cheese.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • At noon they dismounted and lunched on salt-pork and pilot bread.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • It's salt-pork bones and bad beans you're going to get if I can fix it, you hungry hogs!

    By Right of Purchase Harold Bindloss
  • For the basting she used a piece of salt-pork fat stuck on a long fork and set on fire.

British Dictionary definitions for salt-pork

salt pork

pork, esp the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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