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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

ort

\awrt\ , noun;
1.
A scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
Quotes:
She continued and enjoyed every tender morsel. There wasn't even an ort left on the plate.
-- Jack Collins, The Polyandrist Murders: Book 1 Of 2
They fed her on the orts and ends, a little better than the dog, and a little worse than the cat.
-- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“Charles's programs didn't turn up anything?” “Not an ort.” “ Wow. You think they might be dead?
-- Walter Mosley, All I Did Was Shoot My Man
Origin:
Ort is related to the Old English word eten meaning "to eat."
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