roastbeef

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roastbeef (plural roastbeefs)

  1. Alternative form of roast beef
    • 1896, J. M. Barrie, Sentimental Tommy, The Story of His Boyhood, 2006, page 68,
      It began one day with a series of morning calls from Shovel, who suddenly popped his head over the top of the door (he was standing on the handle), roared "Roastbeef!" in the manner of a railway porter announcing the name of a station, and then at once withdrew.
    • 1979, Charleen Swansea and Barbara Campbell (editors), Love Stories by New Women, page 121,
      He comes into the kitchen and cuddles your breasts while you make his roastbeef and horseradish on rye.
    • 1984, Gerda Blumenthal, Thresholds: A Study of Proust, page 9,
      Several hours of voracious reading become preludes to joyous hours spent at table devouring Ernestine-Françoise's succulent chickens, roastbeefs, asparagus, chocolate creams, or his favorite dessert, strawberries crushed in cream cheese.

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