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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 did not come out for dinner, but had some soup and gruel which Lukerya brought him.
Prisoners were fed one pint of gruel for breakfast, one pound of bread for dinner, and one pint of gruel for supper.
Responding to Professor Tomaney description of the plans as the 'thinnest gruel', councillor Nick Kemp told the chamber: "It's the first stage of the process, it may be thin gruel but it's better than no gruel whatsoever.
Poverty, they say, is when you have no shoes or gruel, not when you can't afford a plasma TV and a Happy Meal.
When I was 10 in 1968 my dad helped launch Zero Population Growth, a group known both for bumper stickers that read Stop at 2 and for a display of a person's daily fair share of the world's food and energy: a bowl of gruel and a dim light bulb.
The brunchtime teaser is Swansea at Old Trafford, Theatre of Gruel.
The danger to humans is even more exacerbated because maize is one of the cereal staples and components of complementary foods, such as gruel in many sub-Saharan African countries, thus increasing the risk of exposing children to significantly high levels of aflatoxins in their diets at an early stage [4].
Babaw is the Khmer word for rice gruel, the quintessential Cambodian breakfast served with fried garlic, cilantro, chopped scallions, sliced chili, and a variety of other local flavors.
Inspired by a true friendship," but coming across as merely stale dramatic gruel, it affords its headliner minimal opportunity to flash his once-brilliant charisma, though its cozy sentimentality may help the film stir up decent theatrical attention when it debuts later this year.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, a lawmaker who had previously written off Cameron's demands as thin gruel, said: "The thin gruel has been further watered down.
Growth potential of Salmonella species was analyzed in gruel and firfir (meat and cereal based traditional foods, resp.
It has been fed this diet of thin, meagre gruel of gimmicky policies.