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Pittsburgh:
something burning, toasted or charred, so called because of the smokestacks once evident in Pittsburgh, a coal-producing and steel-mill city. In meat cookery, this refers to a piece of meat charred on the outside while still red within.
Wreath:
cabbage
Keep off the grass:
no lettuce
Looseners:
prunes, so called because of their supposed laxative effect.
Dog soup:
glass of water -Synonyms: Adam's ale or City juice or Windmill Cocktail
Deadeye:
poached egg
Dog and maggot:
cracker and cheese
Italian Garlic:
garlic -Synonyms: Bronx vanilla, Halitosis
Wreck ‘em:
scrambled eggs
Cackle fruit:
eggs -Synonyms: Cackleberries
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