Cheese Wire (1970, 1972)

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Fri Apr 4 06:33:44 UTC 2003

   "Cheese wire" is not in the OED.  It's something used to cut the cheese--not to "wire" the "big cheese."

   25 October 1970, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. XX5:
   The multi-colored, precipitous cliffs, exposed as if pared by a cheese wire, were coposed of a mixture of cinders, lava and pumice.

   5 November 1972, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 38 ad:
   Cut cheese to the thickness you desire the way professionals do.  Our cheese wire/slicer makes the job easy.

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