Savor the perfectly pitched ear required to turn a simple phrase like “a dumpling, some knurled pouch of gristle.”
These are sharp and topped with gristle, and will not support weight, still less attrition.
His gristle is hardening into something like his stern old father's backbone.
If boiling for souse cook till the meat and gristle fall from the bones.
He was dried up to gristle and bone, and shook with chills every third night.
So saying she cut short the dispute by carrying off the gristle of contention.
A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
Have ready four or five sweetbreads that have been trimmed nicely, cleared from the gristle, and laid open to soak in warm water.
A knuckle requires more boiling in proportion to its weight, than any other joint, to render the gristle soft and tender.
gristle, gris′l, n. a soft elastic substance in animal bodies—also called Cartilage.
Old English gristle "cartilage," related to grost "gristle," from a common West Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Low German gristel, Old High German crostila, Middle High German gruschel) of obscure origin.