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chewing tobacco

A form of smokeless tobacco sold as a shredded product, in contrast to dipping tobacco in which the tobacco leaves are ground.

Health effects
Oral cancer; often disfiguring due to heroic surgery.


Chewing tobacco. See Smokeless tobacco.
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LET'S chew the cud, you and I, let's ruminate for a few lazy moments about cows.
And though the drinks, olives and cheese inspired much rumination, the Indian and Swiss bovine brand ambassadors weren't around to chew the cud on the finely manicured stretch of green.
In this compromise, the Israelites were permitted to eat meat, but only from animals which have split hoofs and chew the cud.
Boro's hierarchy are delighted to have snapped up such a top international striker, and now everybody will keep their fingers crossed that Tuncay has got what it takes to chew the cud in the Premiership.
WACKY ORIGINS OF THE SAYINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED Don't go berserk as we hit the ground running with a no holds barred acid test to find the whipping boy and chew the cud, let's veg out now that Elvis has left the building THEY are phrases and sayings that we use every day without thinking.
PASTURES new beckon and, although you could chew the cud for you and your country, it may be wise to stay quiet until something has been confirmed.
Muslims, and my own Jewish religion says: 'Anything to do with a pig is strictly forbidden, only animals with a cloven hoof which chew the cud may be eaten.