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butcher block, chopping block

An assembly of rectangular blocks of hardwood which are edge-glued, joined by dowels, and then pressed together hydraulically; esp. used as a work surface in a kitchen.
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Re-christened as Black Loon, there's all kinds of big plans brewing for global sales and new markets including pursuing a television personality to promote their kitchen products of cutting boards and butcher blocks on the Food Network.
Wood is plentiful in the kitchen: from basic wooden spoons, to Italian spaghetti spoons, lemon reamers, and chopsticks, to the more decorative Springerle molds and plaques, maplewood bowls with fluted sides, multiwood cutting boards, pastry boards, cheese boards, and butcher blocks.
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