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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLITCH

Here are butter and eggs, here is tea, here is sugar, and there is a flitch.

The livin's no better, it's flitch every meal; they haven't had pie or cake since we came.

Even a flitch of bacon hung on a cord was riddled with their tiny teeth-marks.

Camden informs us that he instituted the custom of the flitch of bacon of Dunmow.

Of Flixton in Lancashire the authorities suggest, “perhaps a town of the flitch”.

"What I have given my word to do, I must stick to," said the other; so he took the flitch and set off.

The fork timbers were let into the stern-post, and carried the transom, wrought out of a flitch of elm 31⁄2 in.

When our supper of flitch and molasses was over one evening, therefore, I asked him how he meant to use his papers.

An' now, if you'll slip up to me afther dusk, I'll send you down a couple o' bottles and a flitch.

Ay, said the steward, but they were not such as will butter any cabbage to eat with this bacon; and so hung the flitch up again.

WORD ORIGIN

"side of bacon," Middle English flicche (early 13c.), from Old English flicce, related to Old Norse flikki, Middle Low German vlicke "piece of flesh." Not immediately connected to flesh (n.), but perhaps from the same PIE root. A flitch was presented every year at Dunmow, in Essex, to any married couple who could prove they had lived together without quarreling for a year and a day, a custom mentioned as far back as mid-14c.

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