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Let them boil up, and add them to the tripe just before you send it to table.

On two nights in the week, tripe was sold in the town ready dressed.

Jenkins invited me to supper; tripe and onions; and I'd like to know what it all means, and where the supper is.

Cats were purring on the counters of the fruit store and the tripe shop.

The insipid odour of the meat, the pungent smell of the tripe exasperated him.

It was in the tripe market that they had made the acquaintance of Claude Lantier.

Tripe may be cooked more economically by substituting water for milk.

Boil the tripe, but not quite tender; then put it into salt and water, which must be changed every day till it is all used.

And, contrariwise, there is tripe—“the stomach of the ox or of some other ruminant.”

That is not in the tone of the ditty sung by the Tripe Skewer.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French tripe "entrails used as food" (13c.), of unknown origin, perhaps via Spanish tripa from Arabic therb "suet" (but also said to mean "fold of a piece of cloth"). Applied contemptuously to persons (1590s), then to anything considered worthless, foolish, or offensive (1892).

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