victual


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Synonyms for victual

Synonyms for victual

any substance that can be used as food

supply with food

take in nourishment

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Little concern has he with quarrels and courts who has not a year's victuals laid up betimes, even that which the earth bears, Demeter's grain.
Sit where you are, and eat your victuals in silence, or be off elsewhere," shouted Antinous.
Only those very insignificant ones of Victuals and Drink.
Now, I bethink me it were ill of us to fight with good victuals standing so nigh, and such a feast as would befit two stout fellows such as we are.
But I am grieved that thou wilt not feast with me, for thou couldst have victuals to thy liking, for there stands thy Cook.
I suppose," said Irene, thinking it out, "they was away buying the victuals.
I notice the doctor favors 'em, and I DO like cooking for a man who appreciates his victuals.
Now, in the first place, I should be loth to wait till to-morrow when I have the means of appeasing my hunger already before me: in the second place, the solid viands of to-day are more to my taste than the dainties that are promised me; in the third place, I don't see to-morrow's banquet, and how can I tell that it is not all a fable, got up by the greasy-faced fellow that is advising me to abstain in order that he may have all the good victuals to himself?
If, regardless of that counsel, you choose to make a beast of yourself now, and over-eat and over-drink yourself till you turn the good victuals into poison, who is to blame if, hereafter, while you are suffering the torments of yesterday's gluttony and drunkenness, you see more temperate men sitting down to enjoy themselves at that splendid entertainment which you are unable to taste?
Ye can apollygise to riff-raff of the streets for settin' yer unhandy feet on the tails of their frocks, but ye'd walk on the neck of yer wife the length of a clothes-line without so much as a 'Kiss me fut,' and I'm sure it's that long from rubberin' out the windy for ye and the victuals cold such as there's money to buy after drinkin' up yer wages at Gallegher's every Saturday evenin', and the gas man here twice to-day for his.
it won't keep you,' says she; 'it will hardly keep you in victuals.
Then I will have no victuals,' says I, again very innocently;
She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink; Victuals and drink were the whole of her diet, And yet this old woman would NEVER be quiet.
I dare say he will,' replied the lady pettishly, 'on our victuals and our drink.
My children can eat as much victuals as most, thank God