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top round

a cut of beef taken from inside the round, which is below the rump and above the upper leg.
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Origin of top round
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the top round of the Tynwald the King sat on a chair and faced to the east.

  • The top round of the high ladder which he had climbed so tediously was within his grasp.

    Grit A-Plenty Dillon Wallace
  • He dropped back again to the top round of the ladder in a kind of amazement.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Seth sat down on the top round of the ladder—it was a short one—and took out his knife and a bit of soft wood.

    Mrs. Tree's Will Laura E. Richards
  • Nobody, you know, can stand it to be always on the top round of the ladder to Paradise.

    Agnes of Sorrento Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The ladder did not quite reach, and he had to stand on the top round and stretch for the sill.

    Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams
  • No sooner was this done than Johann set his foot on the top round and began to descend.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • She sprang back to save her eyes, and, in doing so, perceived the top round of a ladder rising from the tree.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • Put the pack behind you again, and move the top card to the front, and turn the one now on top round.

  • Humbug is not always a female, but when humbug is a female, she generally hails from the top round of the ladder!

    Ginger-Snaps Fanny Fern

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