Surloin

Related to Surloin: sirloin, sirloin steak

Sur´loin`


n.1.A loin of beef, or the upper part of the loin. See Sirloin, the more usual, but not etymologically preferable, orthography.
References in classic literature ?
To treat of the effects of love to you, must be as absurd as to discourse on colours to a man born blind; since possibly your idea of love may be as absurd as that which we are told such blind man once entertained of the colour scarlet; that colour seemed to him to be very much like the sound of a trumpet: and love probably may, in your opinion, very greatly resemble a dish of soup, or a surloin of roast-beef.
At the foot of the board a surloin [sirloin] of beef, flanked on either side by a leg of pork and a joint of mutton, seemed placed as a bastion to defend innumerable bowls of gravy and plates of vegetables disposed in that quarter.