gristle gristle  /ˈɡrɪ səl/


  • (n) tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults


  1. To a good many Canadians, the renewal of meat rationing was just so much gristle.
  2. Brain imaging illustrates--in color!--the physical seat of the will and the passions, challenging the religious concept of a soul independent of glands and gristle.
  3. To play Maggie Fitzgerald, the lower-class waitress who's all heart turned fighter who's all gristle, Swank gained 19 lbs.


  • At Last Someone Speaks Against the Drumstick: Chicken Parts, Ranked

    "Maakies" cartoonist Tony Millionaire, or his cartoon alter ego Drinky Crow, has delivered a vivid and much needed denunciation of the gristle-laced food-engineering debacle known as the "drumstick," one of the worst popular items of food, and one of the least appealing offerings from the generally delicious carcass of a chicken. Read more...        
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Gawker


  1. "It was the best news we could have with it. He had a little bit of gristle taken out last night," Eade said. "I was left a message from the doctor, and our physio has just spoken to the surgeon and he's a chance to play against Geelong, but...
    on Aug 11, 2009 By: Rodney Eade Source: Brisbane Times

  2. "I was losing about 20 dollars an animal every time I sold one," Mr. Dean told Esquire magazine. "I was having breakfast in a little old diner in my hometown. I pulled some gristle from between my teeth about the size of the end of your...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Jimmy Dean Source: Washington Post

  3. (One friend of Ritchie said the moderately successful film director has said that being intimate with the weight-lifting pop singer is like "cuddling up to a piece of gristle."
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Guy Ritchie Source: San Jose Mercury News

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