flitch

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Old English fliċċe, from Proto-Germanic *flikjan.

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flitch (plural flitches)

  1. The side of an animal, now only a pig when cured and salted; a side of bacon.
    • 2002, Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea, Vintage 2003, p. 95:
      The following morning before Nicholas awoke, Mulvey walked all the way to the village of Letterfrack, returning with a basket of cabbages and a flitch of bacon, two loaves of fresh bread and a plump broiling chicken.

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