offal


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of·fal

 (ô′fəl, ŏf′əl)
n.
1. Waste material or byproducts from a manufacturing process.
2. Meat, including internal organs (such as liver, heart, or kidney) and extremities (such as tail or hooves), that has been taken from a part other than skeletal muscles. Also called variety meat.
3. Refuse; rubbish.

[Middle English : of-, off (from Old English, from of; see apo- in Indo-European roots) + fal, fall.]

offal

(ˈɒfəl)
n
1. (Cookery) the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue
2. dead or decomposing organic matter
3. refuse; rubbish
[C14: from off + fall, referring to parts fallen or cut off; compare German Abfall rubbish]

of•fal

(ˈɔ fəl, ˈɒf əl)

n.
1. waste parts, esp. the viscera or inedible remains of a butchered animal.
2. refuse or rubbish; garbage.
[1350–1400; Middle English, =of off + fal fall; compare Dutch afval]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offal - viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
organs, variety meat - edible viscera of a butchered animal
Translations
indmad
belsõség
innmatur
plaučkepeniai
subprodukti

offal

[ˈɒfəl] Nasaduras fpl, menudillos mpl

offal

[ˈɒfəl] nabats mpl

offal

n no plInnereien pl; (fig)Abfall m, → Ausschuss m

offal

[ˈɒfl] nfrattaglie fpl

offal

(ˈofəl) noun
the parts of an animal eg the heart, liver etc which are considered as food for people.
References in classic literature ?
I have seen Mary contending with the pigs for the offal thrown into the street.
The air was perfumed with the stench of rotten leaves and faded fruit; the refuse of the butchers' stalls, and offal and garbage of a hundred kinds.
Another wrench and scoop sent the head and offal flying, and the empty fish slid across to Uncle Salters, who snorted fiercely.
The literary histories might keep record of them, but it is loath some to think of those heaps of ordure, accumulated from generation to generation, and carefully passed down from age to age as something precious and vital, and not justly regarded as the moral offal which they are.
an offal creatur as iver come about the primises, he is.
The moment the travellers were fairly on the march, and the camp was abandoned, these starving hangers-on would hasten to the deserted fires, to seize upon the half-picked bones, the offal and garbage that lay about; and, having made a hasty meal, with many a snap and snarl and growl, would follow leisurely on the trail of the caravan.
But that's the way; folks mun allays choose by contrairies, as if they must be sorted like the pork--a bit o' good meat wi' a bit o' offal.
Even Dango, the hyena, eater of offal, would, at the moment, have seemed a tidbit to Numa.
As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved: crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal.
There were many such whispers as these in circulation; but the truth appears to be that, after the lapse of some five years (during which there is no direct evidence of her having been seen at all), two wretched people were more than once observed to crawl at dusk from the inmost recesses of St Giles's, and to take their way along the streets, with shuffling steps and cowering shivering forms, looking into the roads and kennels as they went in search of refuse food or disregarded offal.
Hunger was pushed out of the tall houses, in the wretched clothing that hung upon poles and lines; Hunger was patched into them with straw and rag and wood and paper; Hunger was repeated in every fragment of the small modicum of firewood that the man sawed off; Hunger stared down from the smokeless chimneys, and started up from the filthy street that had no offal, among its refuse, of anything to eat.
The nasty grasses upon which he lay exuded the effluvium of sweaty bodies, of decayed animal matter and of offal.