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  • QUOTATION: That knuckle-end of England, —that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.

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  • He would eat only the knuckle-end of a leg of mutton, and would never look at over - done beef.

    Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green

  • A leg of mutton was following, but he caught it dexterously by the knuckle-end as it fell, and rescued so much from the wreck.

    Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth

  • That knuckle-end of England, -- that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.

    Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

  • The carving of it is not very difficult: the knife should be carried sharply down in the direction of the line from 1 to 2, and slices taken from either side, as the guests may desire, some liking the knuckle-end, as well done, and others preferring the more underdone part.

    The Book of Household Management

  • A deep cut should, in the first place, be made quite down to the bone, across the knuckle-end of the joint, along the line 1 to 2.

    The Book of Household Management

  • 2That knuckle-end of England, —that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.

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  • 4854That knuckle-end of England, —that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.

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  • Jeffrey sticks to his myrtle illusions, and treats my attacks with as much contempt as if I had been a wild visionary, who had never breathed his caller air, nor lived and suffered under the rigour of his climate, nor spent five years in discussing metaphysics and medicine in that garret of the earth ” that knuckle-end of

    Sydney Smith

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