pope's nose

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pope’s nose (plural popes' noses)

  1. (idiomatic) The tail end piece of a cooked chicken.
    • 1855, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Rose and the Ring, ch. 7,
      He took heart and began to mend immediately; and gobbled up all the jelly, and picked the last bone of the chicken—drumsticks, merry-thought, sides’-bones, back, pope’s nose, and all.

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