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jerky, jerked meat, jerkadjective
meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
arrhythmic, jerking, jerkyadjective
lacking a steady rhythm
"an arrhythmic heartbeat"
marked by abrupt transitions
anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerkyadjective
having or revealing stupidity
"ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
Meat, especially beef, that has been cut in strips and dried; meat that has been jerked; see first jerk, v.; as, beef jerky
Lean meat cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying in the sun.
Characterized by physical jerking.
Jerky is lean trimmed meat cut into strips and dried (dehydrated) to prevent spoilage. Normally, this drying includes the addition of salt to prevent bacteria growth before the meat has finished the dehydrating process. The word "jerky" derives from the Quechua word ch'arki which means "dried, salted meat". All that is needed to produce basic "jerky" is a low-temperature drying method, and salt to inhibit bacterial growth. Modern manufactured jerky is often marinated, prepared with a seasoned spice rub or liquid, or smoked with low heat (usually under 70 °C/160 °F). Store-bought jerky commonly includes sweeteners such as brown sugar. Jerky is ready-to-eat, needs no additional preparation and can be stored for months without refrigeration. To ensure maximum shelf-life, a proper protein-to-moisture content is required in the final cured product.Many products which are sold as jerky consist of highly processed, chopped and formed meat rather than traditional sliced whole-muscle meat. These products may contain more fat, but moisture content, as in the whole-muscle product, must meet a 0.75 to 1 moisture-to protein ratio in the US. Chemical preservatives can prevent oxidative spoilage, but the moisture-to-protein ratio prevents microbial spoilage by low water activity. Some jerky products are very high in sugar and therefore taste very sweet – unlike biltong, which rarely contains added sugars.
Jerky is a type of meat snack that has been cured or dehydrated to prevent spoilage. Normally, this drying includes the use of salt, and in some cases, sugar, to remove moisture and add flavor. The word "jerky" comes from a Native American tribe's word 'charqui', which means dried meat. It can be made from a variety of meats including beef, pork, chicken, or even fish.
moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style
Etymology: [Corrupted from Peruv. charqui dried beef.]
Jerky is lean meat that has been trimmed of fat, cut into strips, and then dried to prevent spoilage. Normally, this drying includes the addition of salt, to prevent bacteria from developing on the meat before sufficient moisture has been removed. The word "jerky" is derived from the Spanish word charqui which is from the Quechua word ch'arki. which means to burn. All that is needed to produce basic "jerky" is a low-temperature drying method, and salt to inhibit bacterial growth. Modern manufactured jerky is normally marinated in a seasoned spice rub or liquid, and dried, dehydrated or smoked with low heat. Some makers still use just salt and sun-dry fresh sliced meat to make jerky. Some product manufacturers finely grind meat, mix in seasonings, and press the meat-paste into flat shapes prior to drying. The resulting jerky from the above methods would be a salty and/or savory snack. However, often a sweet or semi-sweet recipe is used, with sugar being a major ingredient. Jerky is ready-to-eat and needs no additional preparation. It can be stored for months without refrigeration. When the protein to moisture content ratio is correct, the resulting meat is cured, or preserved.
The numerical value of jerky in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of jerky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Everything you do is very gentle, you don’t want to do jerky motions ever.
All these cliché, black and white, jerky kind of figures that we don't pay much attention to anymore... it suddenly turns them into human beings.
It was a little herky-jerky, a little abrupt at times, but never felt threatened, never feel endangered here at all.
His skin had fallen off his body. There were huge chunks of skin on the sauna floor. He literally looked like jerky.
He was totally broiled, his skin had fallen off his body. There were huge chunks of skin on the sauna floor. He literally looked like jerky.
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