Among other details, Bruce had put forward the assertion that the tribes of Eastern Africa fed upon raw flesh, and this set everybody against him.
Sir,' said he to the Scotchman, 'in doubting my statements, you have grossly affronted me; in believing the thing to be impossible, you have been egregiously mistaken; and, in proof thereof, you will now eat this beef-steak raw, or you will give me instant satisfaction
That he could, with relish, eat raw meat that had been buried by himself weeks before, and enjoy small rodents and disgusting grubs, seems to us who have been always "civilized" a revolting fact; but had we learned in childhood to eat these things, and had we seen all those about us eat them, they would seem no more sickening to us now than do many of our greatest dainties, at which a savage African cannibal would look with repugnance and turn up his nose.
So who may say that it is nice to eat snails and frogs' legs and oysters, but disgusting to feed upon grubs and beetles, or that a raw oyster, hoof, horns, and tail, is less revolting than the sweet, clean meat of a fresh-killed buck?
He saw the blaze of the fire, Kloo- kooch cooking, and Grey Beaver squatting on his hams and mumbling a chunk of raw
A raw wind was blowing, and the first flurries of snow were whitening the hilltops.
He ate the fish raw, masticating with painstaking care, for the eating was an act of pure reason.
It was the old story, he recognized, that the woman must pay, and it occurred when the two of them, one day, were catching the unclassified and unnamed little black fish, an inch long, half-eel and half-scaled, rotund with salmon-golden roe, that frequented the fresh water, and that were esteemed, raw and whole, fresh or putrid, a perfect delicacy.
After a mile along the gorge, the way plunged sharply upward until they crossed a saddle of raw limestone which attracted his geologist's eye.
My chest was raw and red, and I could see tiny blood globules starting through the torn and inflamed cuticle.
Between gulps of the molten stuff I glanced down at my raw and bleeding chest and turned to the Scandinavian.
You took me for a country Johnnie Raw
, with no more mother-wit or courage than a porridge-stick.
He advised eggs, raw
or hardly cooked, and seltzer water, with warm milk at a certain temperature.
You're awfully raw
, Bert Wanhope, an' I won't have anything more to do with you--there
There was a half-eaten raw
carrot on the table near him.