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chopping block

a thick, often large block of wood on which meat, vegetables, etc., are placed for cutting, trimming, chopping, and the like.
Origin of chopping block
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Smith swung out as awkwardly as a turkey on a chopping block.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • "I'll knock him in the head, when I git to the chopping block," said the farmer, roughly.

  • "I suppose the chopping block's in there," whispered the Skipper to me.

    Latitude 19 degree Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
  • Her new clothes-line; and there was the bed wrench in the corner by the chopping block.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
  • A pile of sagebrush with ax and chopping block lay in the yard.

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    Nephi Anderson

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