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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.
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Chewing tobacco. See Smokeless tobacco.
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Many of the local characters meet to relax and chew the fat. You don't get left out either, and might even be offered some fresh home-grown veg being swapped within.
"We lost touch and I would dearly love to say hello via the Examiner and chew the fat with an old friend.
We'd chew the fat for hours - increasingly incoherently if a bout became a binge.
Today when people want to mull over a problem or a situation they might say they are off to 'chew the fat' with a friend or colleague.
ROY Keane feels he has struck up a rapport with Sunderland's supporters, so much so that the notoriously private individual has issued an open invitation to them to chew the fat with him.
Jasmine and boozy Miles chew the fat about Nicola - whom they both hate.
TO readers who are obsessed with the cost of the National Assembly to taxpayers, here is something to chew the fat over.
``I've also got friends from Bermuda coming over to the game and, if I can get hold of them, I'll give them a ring and go and chew the fat with them,'' he added.
However, that gave me a chance to chew the fat with Al about how things are going at St James's Park, all of which has only reinforced my view that Newcastle shouldn't be 4-1 to win at Old Trafford today.
It enjoys a steady passing trade, particularly at weekends but most nights you get the chance to chew the fat with friendly villagers.
Though it ended with a handshake and a smile I didn't hang around at the end of the evening to chew the fat with Megson over chairman Paul Thompson, especially as Hawthorns' rottweiler Darren Moore was licking his lips, awaiting another plate of red meat.
This news has had quite a profound effect on me - encouraging me to take up flossing for the first time in my life and validating my latest weight loss regime "Chew the fat" which involves my chewing, but not eating (mostly sugar-free gum).