Oliver, whose eyes had glistened at the mention of meat, and who was trembling with eagerness to devour it, replied in the negative; and a plateful of coarse broken victuals
was set before him.
Then I will have no victuals
,' says I, again very innocently;
I ordered victuals
to be given them, and the poor creatures rather devoured than ate it: they were so exceedingly hungry that they were in a manner ravenous, and had no command of themselves; and two of them ate with so much greediness that they were in danger of their lives the next morning.
He ordered his cooks and butlers, who were already prepared, to give me victuals
and drink, which they pushed forward in a sort of vehicles upon wheels, till I could reach them.
When you got to the table you couldn't go right to eating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a little over the victuals
, though there warn't really anything the matter with them, -- that is, nothing only everything was cooked by itself.
I have here an onion and a little cheese and a few scraps of bread," said Sancho, "but they are not victuals
fit for a valiant knight like your worship.
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.