butcher block

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butch′er block`

a slab of wood formed by bonding or gluing together thick laminated strips of wood in alternating light and dark shades.
butch′er-block`, adj.
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Noun1.butcher block - a thick wooden slab formed by bonding together thick laminated strips of unpainted hardwood
slab - block consisting of a thick piece of something
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Beside this range was a butcher block upon which lay a great cleaver with a keen edge.
He maintained that the price of a local small knife was Rs30 to Rs40, a large knife at Rs50 to Rs60 and a butcher block was being sold for Rs100.
Prices will range from $1 to more than $50 for collectibles, like the notorious butcher block cover of the Beatles' "Yesterday and Today" album, Schart said.
Steps lead to the split-level, triple-aspect kitchen, with oak flooring, dark base units with baskets and drawers, contrasting stripped timber butcher block style work surface, free standing ceramic Flavell range oven, bespoke larder and a stable-style door to the rear garden.
Besides the butcher block offerings will be a charcuterie range of meats, such as chorizo and salami.
The refitted kitchen is a highlight, including butcher block work surfaces, a four-ring gas hob and an integrated oven.
Noteworthy features include the Tasmania Betula- birch floors, butcher block counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.
Family quarters are positioned along the back of the house, which incorporates a huge kitchen with a double-wide center island topped by butcher block. There is also an informal dining area with built-in banquette seating.
It had a stylish kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite and butcher block countertops, exposed brick, wooden beams, wood-burning fireplace, high ceilings, wide-plank engineered red oak floor, updated bathroom with wood-panel wainscoting and lots of hidden storage.
The basement will have a butcher's deli and private dining room, while the ground floor will house a restaurant and bar, with authentic details including butcher block tables.
Simon McIlwraith said: "This is a new restaurant but we're working on a concept where people will walk in and think it's been there since year dot, with traditional butcher block table and chairs, tiled walls and hooks -- it's a beautiful venue and there's nothing quite like this in Newcastle.