Origin of gristle
Examples from the Web for gristle
Savor the perfectly pitched ear required to turn a simple phrase like “a dumpling, some knurled pouch of gristle.”
But the structure of cartilage may be best observed by making thin sections of the gristle covering the ends of bones.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
Take any cold meat, cut off the gristle and fat, and put it through the meat chopper.The Fun of Cooking|Caroline French Benton
The meat must be seasoned with pepper and salt and be free from gristle.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
This tank contains the beard-mixture; and this one the gristle.'
He said it was all right to knock about from one thing to another while you were still in the gristle.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for gristle
Word Origin for gristle
Word Origin and History for gristle
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.