butcher's


Related to butcher's: butcher's broom

butcher's

(ˈbʊtʃəz) or

butcher's hook

n
slang Brit a look
[C19: rhyming slang]
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When last seen, she was sitting at the gate, watching the butcher's cart, and it is feared that some villain, tempted by her charms, basely stole her.
The butcher's son held a cigar in the side of his mouth and as he talked spat on the floor.
The butcher's cart, with its snowy canopy, was an acceptable object; so was the fish-cart, heralded by its horn; so, likewise, was the countryman's cart of vegetables, plodding from door to door, with long pauses of the patient horse, while his owner drove a trade in turnips, carrots, summer-squashes, string-beans, green peas, and new potatoes, with half the housewives of the neighborhood.
As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher's meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
Why, sold off in a jiffy, and no character, and I might find myself slaved about under a butcher's boy, or worked to death at some seaside place where no one cared for me, except to find out how fast I could go, or be flogged along in some cart with three or four great men in it going out for a Sunday spree, as I have often seen in the place I lived in before I came here; no," said he, shaking his head, "I hope I shall never come to that.
It was a little room over a butcher's shop -- which meant that business wasn't very brisk in the telegraphic line.
Philip Elton, WhiteHart, Bath, was to be seen under the operation of being lifted into the butcher's cart, which was to convey it to where the coaches past; and every thing in this world, excepting that trunk and the direction, was consequently a blank.
The farrier looked fierce, and the mild butcher's conversational spirit was roused a little.
I have heard her scolded as though she were any ordinary earthly housemaid, and I have seen the butcher's boy trying to flirt with her without a touch of reverence.
Tell me some more," said the Doctor, all excited; and he rushed over to the dresser-drawer and came back with the butcher's book and a pencil.
So saying he donned the butcher's blouse and apron, and, climbing into the cart, drove merrily down the road to the town.
It is a massacre of mischievous creatures," replied the Captain; "and the Nautilus is not a butcher's knife.