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Please explain what's ment by "muttonchop of a husband" in the following passage:

Otherwise, it’s difficult to determine what she does to pass the day in her country house with Sir Leicester, her doting muttonchop of a husband.

http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/arts/tv/reviews/15525 /
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Hi,

A mutton chop is a piece of meat from a sheep. The writer is probably suggesting that the husband has the same personality and intelligence as a mutton chop.

Best wishes, Clive
Thank you for your reply. So, in your opinion, it has nothing to do with his sideburns or his " fossilised ideas that no 'tongue of man' could shake his prejudices"?
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Hi again,

So, in your opinion, it has nothing to do with his sideburns I don't think so, although as you know, the word does have that meaning also.

or his " fossilised ideas that no 'tongue of man' could shake his prejudices? Well, that would be one manifestation of his stupidity.

Best wishes, Clive
Perhaps it might also hint at his size and shape? (just a wild guess).
Hi again,

So, in your opinion, it has nothing to do with his sideburns I've been thinking about this a little more. Yes, possibly to some extent, it might be a case of a person being 'defined' by one egregious feature. For example, the comedian Jimmy Durante was called 'The Schnozz', because of his very large nose.

One would really have to read some of the author's writing, to see if this fits with their writing and thinking style.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi again,

So, in your opinion, it has nothing to do with his sideburns I've been thinking about this a little more. Yes, possibly to some extent, it might be a case of a person being 'defined' by one egregious feature. For example, the comedian Jimmy Durante was called 'The Schnozz', because of his very large nose.

One would really have to read some of the author's writing, to see if this fits with their writing and thinking style.

Best wishes, Clive