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chunk

(chŭnk)
In neurology, informatics, and psychology, a single unit of memory. A chunk is typically a number, name, fact, or other discrete informational element.
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Presently they cleared and dropped a tangle of bent steel rods and wires from the frame, and a big chunk of silk bladder.
Daylight, with the ax, chopped chunks off the frozen sausage of beans.
Delicate Cousin Annetta standing at the dresser, with a big loaf of bread beside her and a big platterful of cold, boiled pork in front of her; and Annetta was hacking off great chunks, like Dan there, and gobbling them down as if she was starving.
Cutting the taxpayers to the pits of their purses threw them open to sentiment, and then in I tossed the sentiment, lumps and chunks of it.
Us Mohegans are gettin' our bad luck handed to us in chunks these days.
it was an axe) and pulled it out from under the bench, where it lay between two chunks of wood; at once, before going out, he made it fast in the noose, he thrust both hands into his pockets and went out of the room; no one had noticed him
In the window facing Maumee Street stood a chunk of coal as large as an apple barrel, to indicate that orders for coal were taken, and beside the black mass of the coal stood three combs of honey grown brown and dirty in their wooden frames.
Yes, I'd like to see what a big chunk of gold like that would bring.
A great chunk of the shore had been bitten out by some spring freshet, and the scar was masked by elder bushes, growing down to the water in flowery terraces.
Mary, get me a silk thread, and a chunk of fire out of the kitchen.
But, lor' love yer `art, now that the old `ooman has stuck a chunk of her tea-cake in me, an' rinsed me out with her bloomin' old teapot, and I've lit hup, you may scratch my ears for all you're worth, and won't even get a growl out of me.
As for the Saw-Horse, he looked to be nothing more than an animated chunk of wood; and he bowed so stiffly that his head bumped against the floor, causing a ripple of laughter among the soldiers, in which Glinda frankly joined.