noun Chiefly British.
Origin of merrythought
Examples from the Web for merrythought
The wings must be taken off in the line a, b, and the merrythought in the line c, d.
I see I am wrong again, the drumstick is in the dish, and the merrythought is in my head, with numerous companions.Adrift in a Boat|W.H.G. Kingston
Cut off the merrythought in the line f, g, by passing the knife under it towards the neck.
Again, all birds that can fly possess a “merrythought,” or furculum; and such is not found in the Pterodactyl.Extinct Monsters|H. N. Hutchinson
The breast, wings, and merrythought, are the most esteemed; but the leg has a higher flavour.