from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wooden tray in which meat, vegetables, etc., are placed to be minced.


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  • Coming into the kitchen at five o'clock, she found the fire lighted, and the kettle on, for Willy was a faithful soul; but he was frowning heavily over his chopping-tray.

    The Merryweathers Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards 1896

  • A wooden trough, like a chopping-tray, was the washtub.

    Russian Rambles Isabel Florence Hapgood 1889

  • She was leaning against the barrier of a patent pop-corn establishment, which had given her a sudden reminder of home, and of the winter nights when the sharp-kerneled little red and yellow ears were brought out, and Old Uncle Eph Flanders sat by the kitchen stove, and solemnly filled a great wooden chopping-tray for the refreshment of the company.

    A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches Sarah Orne Jewett 1879

  • When it was drained dry enough, she let me cut it up in the chopping-tray, and she mixed the two curds together, the green and the white, salted them, and put them in that cunning hoop, and then set the hoop in the cheese-press, turned a crank, and weighed it down with a flatiron.

    Aunt Madge's Story Sophie May 1869


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