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IIRC the "presents" to the kohen only applied to meat given as sacrifices. Since these animals were not part of a korbon shelamim, the halacha would not apply. It was only in the midbar with the mishkan that all meat had to be given as a korbon before being eaten.
Clearly, Avraham had the guests acquire the tongues before slaughtering the animal. As he assumed they were non-Jews, their ownership of the relevant body parts exempts those body parts from the requirement (Shulchan Arukh YD 61:26). Perhaps Avraham gave them water to wash their feet as part of a Kinyan Chalipin (according to Levi (Bava Metzia 47a)). ...
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