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the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

the loin and leg of a quadruped

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Now these are the Laws of the Jungle, and many and mighty are they; But the head and the hoof of the Law and the haunch and the hump is--Obey!
And when Oedipus noticed the haunch (1) he threw it on the ground and said: "Oh
1) The haunch was regarded as a dishonourable portion.
Each wore a sword, and by a movement of his haunch, thrust clear the hilt of it, so that it might be the more readily grasped and the blade drawn.
For dinner we'll have a tureen of the hottest and strongest soup available, and we'll have the best made-dish that can be recommended, and we'll have a joint (such as a haunch of mutton), and we'll have a goose, or a turkey, or any little stuffed thing of that sort that may happen to be in the bill of fare--in short, we'll have whatever there is on hand.
There were still other friends of their souls who were not entitled to be asked to dinner, but had a claim to be invited to come and take a haunch of mutton vapour-bath at half-past nine.
And now the haunch of mutton vapour-bath having received a gamey infusion, and a few last touches of sweets and coffee, was quite ready, and the bathers came; but not before the discreet automaton had got behind the bars of the piano music-desk, and there presented the appearance of a captive languishing in a rose- wood jail.
The creature was too unwieldy to lift, so the hunter contented himself with cutting away one haunch and part of the flank.
He said, "I know interest (from bidders) is higher when there s more than one or two, but these are steel bridges, not concrete haunch slabs like the others we ve bid, which are anywhere from $500,000 to $750,000 each.
There's something of the Kia Soul in its overall proportioning, a Nissan Juke-like rear haunch, a front-end that's modern Renault in a good way, some Citroen DS3 about the rear three quarter and an interior that's glitzy in an upper-model Vauxhall way.
Yours, Mike (Sunderland) SD: I think I know what you mean by a "man's menu", though I suspect slow-cooked lamb or haunch of venison would probably appeal to Mrs Diner just as well.
Barney was known for the cheery high-ves he shared with Wheelers Lane Primary School and nearby Treetops Sunny Corner Nursery pupils at his crossing in Haunch Lane, Kings Heath.
Marie prepared lobster linguini and pan seared haunch of venison, red currant jus, muttered mash potato and red cabbage for the diners on TV3's celebrity cooking show.
For example, when Michel Roux Jr shows us how to stuff a goose with ducks' hearts and livers, you get the sense that he's slumming it a bit: For his real Christmas dinner as opposed to his pretend TV one, he admits that he usually goes in for a haunch of venison or a bit of wild boar.
Style-wise the car''s lower roof line, deeply sculpted panels, precise feature lines and a muscular rear haunch give the Flying Spur a more aggressive stance than before, while LED daytime running lights, dipped headlamps and tail lights highlight the front and rear profiles.