maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue Jul 17 16:09:22 UTC 2001
Well, that is solved. I was aware of the practice of making square cuts on
flank steaks or other tough meats, and that "cubed" was merely transfered
to the practice of tenderizing meat by other means. The modern cube steak
certainly looks more like it has been beaten flat than cut.
Thanks for the reference. All I have at home is the OED, which doesn't
list that meaning for "cube" as a verb.
maberry at u.washington.edu
On Tue, 17 Jul 2001 AAllan at AOL.COM wrote:
> I'll try again. The AHD definition is less metaphysical than my misquotation
> << "cube steak": "a thin slice of *beef* tenderized by cubing." >>
> - Allan Metcalf
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