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head table
 n.— «A survey of the workers confirmed what the plant’s nurses had suspected: those who got sick were employed at or near the “head table,” where workers cut the meat off severed hog heads.» —“A Medical Mystery Unfolds in Minnesota” by Denise Grady in Austin, Minnesota New York Times Feb. 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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