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  • On the following Monday when I went to the Lilas to work in the morning, André served me a bovril, which is a cup of beef extract and water.

    A Moveable Feast

  • Miso soup is basically Japanese bovril, but none the worse for that.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Bring with you four bottles of bovril, couple of pounds meat lozenges, half-dozen tins sardines, bottle of brandy -- yes, _and_ soda, as you say; couple of pounds chocolate, two tins coffee and milk ....

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • "Yes; chocolate, bovril, the whole boiling; but --"

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • Spurning cigarettes and bovril we rushed to the bar.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • When the doctor came again with his apparatus he had bovril and brandy, and the tube was left for only one second in my body.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • I also suggested that instead of brandy – he had given me another meal of bovril and brandy – fruit juice or the water in which a pear or apple had been stewed should be added to my food.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • As for the bovril, I had the strongest objection to it of a vegetarian kind, and I begged him not to give it to me again; he said he would not.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • "I'm going to send you up a cup of bovril in a minute ...."

    Mufti

  • A nurse came in with a cup of bovril, and put it on the table by his bed, and Vane turned to her abruptly.

    Mufti

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