gruel


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a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)

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Hannah says you have had nothing but some gruel since breakfast.
Thus secured against surprise, he took off his cravat; put on his dressing-gown and slippers, and his nightcap; and sat down before the fire to take his gruel.
That is the kind of gruel which has been served out from Palestine for ages.
He had some gruel, drank a cup of tea, and ate half a white roll.
Such gruel sustains life here, I thought; so, shutting my eyes, and excluding the motes by a skilfully directed undercurrent, I drank to genuine hospitality the heartiest draught I could.
The two doctors were for keeping him on gruel, lemonade, barley-water, and so on.
It is considered wholesome by the natives, and is something more opaque than gruel.
Glegg carried something else up-stairs with her, which, together with the "Saints' Rest" and the gruel, may have had some influence in gradually calming her feelings, and making it possible for her to endure existence on the ground-floor, shortly before tea-time.
These were, that he should, for a term of years, reside in a spacious mansion where several other gentlemen were lodged and boarded at the public charge, who went clad in a sober uniform of grey turned up with yellow, had their hair cut extremely short, and chiefly lived on gruel and light soup.
Other subjects include recent trends in probiotic and prebiotic functional food development, techno- functional properties from hydrolyzed wheat gluten fractions, banana processing technologies in China, the use of fish powders and gruel as growth substrates for the production of alkaline serine proteases by Bacillus Licheniformis NH1, and extraction of oil from green and roasted coffee using supercritical carbon dioxide.
Oregon's congressional delegation is about to hold out its bowl and ask for more - not gruel, but federal wilderness.
Paxman takes a canal boat to Manchester, and apart from visiting a working cotton mill and shovelling down gruel in a workhouse, he also lifts the lid on the work of one James Sharples, the ironworker painter who first depicted the energy of the Industrial Revolution.
Summary: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir's comments on electoral matters have initiated another helping of the regurgitated gruel that passes for political debate in Lebanon.
He used to boil up a mixture of ground corn, oats, wheat bran and I'm not sure what else, and feed it to the rabbits as a sort of gruel.
What Oliver Twist should really have said - doctors claim Charles Dickens was exaggerating Doctors writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) say they have uncovered the gruel truth behind the Victorian workhouse.