(redirected from mutton)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to mutton: Mutton fish, hogget

LAMB. A ram, sheep or ewe, under the age of one year. 4 Car. & P. 216; S. C. 19 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 351.

References in classic literature ?
But I must look up that ass of a cook, and see what he's done to your mutton.
But to you, O hypercritical reader, resolute to believe no item of this weird adventure, what need to tell how the mutton was placed on the spit, and slowly unroasted--how the potatoes were wrapped in their skins, and handed over to the gardener to be buried--how, when the mutton had at length attained to rawness, the fire, which had gradually changed from red-heat to a mere blaze, died down so suddenly that the cook had only just time to catch its last flicker on the end of a match--or how the maid, having taken the mutton off the spit, carried it (backwards, of course) out of the house, to meet the butcher, who was coming (also backwards) down the road?
Numbers were daily brought into camp, and the flesh of those which were young and fat was extolled as superior to the finest mutton.
On the table were vodka, a flask of rum, white bread, roast mutton, and salt.
The leg of mutton got up in the dish and made a little bow to Alice; and Alice returned the bow, not knowing whether to be frightened or amused.
Go further away from the leg of mutton, or you'll be picking it, I know,' said Miss Sally.
While we were enjoying our repast, Sir Pitt took occasion to ask what had become of the shoulders of the mutton.
Remove the mutton," cried Comminges; "I wish Monsieur du Vallon to sup well, more especially as I have news to give him that will improve his appetite.
Boiled leg of mutton and trimmings,' says the captain, and helps me.
Here is a loin of mutton, my dear--an ordinary loin of mutton.
Weller, and requests the pleasure of his company this evening, to a friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings.
I merely provided a pair of soles, a small leg of mutton, and a pigeon-pie.