a cut of pork ribs with most of the meat trimmed off

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Examples from the Web for sparerib

Historical Examples of sparerib

  • I was not ashamed at asking him to sit down to table, for we had some pease-soup, a sparerib, and a pudding.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

  • Gervaise proposed a sparerib of pork and potatoes, which brightened all their faces, just as Virginie came in like a whirlwind.


    Emile Zola

  • Baked or mashed potatoes with cold slaw are in order with sparerib, with currant, cranberry or apple sauce.

    Home Pork Making

    A. W. Fulton

  • The fore-quarter is the fore-loin and spring; if it is a large pig, the sparerib may be cut off.

  • The "sparerib" of southern cooks is made of the rib bones from a roast of pork, and makes a favorite dish when well browned.