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gristle:

see cartilagecartilage
, flexible semiopaque connective tissue without blood vessels or nerve cells. It forms part of the skeletal system in humans and in other vertebrates, and is also known as gristle.
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RETURNING to Glasgow after 20 years, I ordered a lamb tikka in a tandoori restaurant but had to complain that the meat didn't look like lamb and was tough and gristly.
The steak was gristly and over cooked, and when the waitress asked how it was, she told her, but no comment was made.
I was offered with a quartering-on shot at 10 yards and sent this wicked head completely through gristly neck muscle and bone and out the opposite shoulder blade of that old boar for a complete pass-through with my moderate-pulling recurve.
Pulled out to a thin layer - butterflied - and browned quickly on the barbecue, the meat is juicy and tender, and the gristly strips can be trimmed off easily with a sharp steak knife.
But picking through the crumbs of this first serving of notices of Secrets, one can't help feeling as though the reason the diners so hastily excused themselves from the table was that they had gagged on a gristly, unuttered question, spit it out into their napkins, and found it upon surreptitious examination so unappetizing that it couldn't be asked frankly in polite company, at least not without a great deal of mortified embarrassment.
This gland is called the thyroid, from the Greek word meaning "shield," because it lies just below and on either side of the great voice box, or Adam's apple, whose cartilaginous or gristly sides are supposed to resemble the triangular shield of the Greeks.
The texture was tight, gristly and dry, while the flavour had the sort of boiled meat notes that recalled the catering vans outside football stadia.
Michel's latest French "I did go to English school, and I'm afraid to say, I know exactly what gristly mince and packet mashed potato tastes like," adds the 55-year-old, who admits he's had a "bit of a head-start in life", growing up in a family where food was so important.
Michel's |latest book The French Kitchen "I did go to English school, and I'm afraid to say, I know exactly what gristly mince and packet mashed potato tastes like," adds the 55-year-old, who admits he's had a "bit of a head-start in life", growing up in a family where food was so important.
The hot chicken wraps and homemade pizzas I found on a trawl through school menus are a far cry from the gristly stews and spam fritters I remember from my schooldays.
Instead, wear a glove and put your fingers gently inside a gill cover until you reach the gristly jaw bone where there are no teeth.
Gristly Mind you, having lots on your plate wasn't always to your advantage because the food was mass produced hours before it was needed.