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measuring instrument
MEASURING LINE
MEASURING REED
measuring rod
measuring stick
measuring system
measuring unit
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measuring worm
Meat
meat and potatoes
Meat biscuit
meat cleaver
meat counter
meat eater
meat eating
meat fly
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meat pie
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Meat earth definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Meat Meat, n. [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. Mast fruit, Mush.] 1. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg. --Chaucer. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, . . . to you it shall be for meat. --Gen. i. 29. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you. --Gen. ix. 3. 2. The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat. 3. Specifically, dinner; the chief meal. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Meat biscuit. See under Biscuit. Meat earth (Mining), vegetable mold. --Raymond. Meat fly. (Zo["o]l.) See Flesh fly, under Flesh. Meat offering (Script.), an offering of food, esp. of a cake made of flour with salt and oil. To go to meat, to go to a meal. [Obs.] To sit at meat, to sit at the table in taking food.



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