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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACON

Finished our bacon this morning, and for the future will only have damper and tea.

But honesty don't get you bread or bacon, not in this world!

I got here about the right time of day to save your bacon, anyway.

If intended for poultry, the slips of bacon should not be thicker than a straw.

Cale-cannon is eaten with corned beef, boiled pork, or bacon.

If there are yellow streaks in the lean of the bacon, it is rusty, and unfit to eat.

Serve them up hot, and eat them with corned pork, or with bacon.

I wait on him hand and foot; I cook his bacon jest like he tol' me you did it fer him.

Bacon and greens and her perennial tea were good enough for her.

His subaltern, Bacon, had been the first to pass the gap, and had been killed on emerging.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "meat from the back and sides of a pig" (originally either fresh or cured, but especially cured), from Old French bacon, from Proto-Germanic *bakkon "back meat" (cf. Old High German bahho, Old Dutch baken "bacon"). Slang phrase bring home the bacon first recorded 1908; bacon formerly being the staple meat of the working class.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BACON

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