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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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While their outsides get crispy, they expel a gristly odor that might just fool your friends into thinking beef burgers are on the grill or stovetop.
Gristly and grey in colour, the fragrant leaves were unable to rescue the foul fowl.
The signature image for the show, "Gladiators," gives literal meaning to the term "living room war," which had been used to describe Vietnam's nightly barrage of gristly TV news images.
The old man is said to be fading, but given Elizondo's gristly performance, let's hope he miraculously hangs on for awhile.
The subchrondral tissue (the smooth tissue at the ends of bones) is covered with a specialized, gristly connective tissue called cartilage.
They're also great for cutting up gristly meat that is otherwise almost impossible to saw through.
Most of it cooks up pretty well on the circular grill that's already loaded with onions and mushrooms, but occasionally there'll be a fatty or gristly piece.
Afterwards, volunteers often indulged in gristly souvenir taking.
The first symptoms of that love of excess which typifies the later Huysmans start to show; the prose almost oozes, like one of those vile and bubbling sauces slathered over poor Folantin's gristly entrecote.
We watched images, commercials, videos, and more that glorified and reveled in gristly, morbid, or sensational depictions of death.
For three weeks, Wax roamed the rebel-held Darfur region of Sudan, living off dates and gristly chunks of antelope killed by a sniper named Isaac, who doubled as a chef.
A rather gristly scene but fairly common among my kind.