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(Cookery) a heavy knife or long-bladed hatchet, esp one used by butchers
cleav•er (ˈkli vər)
1. a heavy broad-bladed knife or long-bladed hatchet, esp. one used by butchers for cutting meat into joints or pieces.
2. a person or thing that cleaves.
[1325–75]Cleav•er (ˈkli vər)
(Leroy) Eldridge, 1935–98, civil rights activist and writer.
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Beside this range was a butcher block upon which lay a great cleaver with a keen edge.
Next, he opened his stall and spread his meat upon the bench, then, taking his cleaver and steel and clattering them together, he trolled aloud in merry tones:
His cleaver had a blade about two feet long, and he never made but one cut; he made it so neatly, too, that his implement did not smite through and dull itself--there was just enough force for a perfect cut, and no more.
Cleavase Fragment Length Polymorphism
cleave in two
Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence
Cleaved Edge Overgrowth
Cleaver, Leroy Eldridge
Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association
Cleaving At Cysteine-Aspartic Residues
Cleburne County, AL
Cleburne County, Alabama
Cleburne County, AR
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