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  • He suspected horse, many times, but that was preferable to the slimy "bully-beef" which he also suspected to be horse.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • So they were lent two of my best camels (their saddle-bags tight with bully-beef and biscuits) and on September the seventh we went together up Wadi

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • He lit a fire of powerfully scented wood, and by its light we broke open bully-beef and fed ravenously; gulping down, through our food, bowl after bowl of the delicious water, ice-cold, and heady after the foul drink of

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • They got a cup of tea and a bully-beef sandwich from the NAAFI truck.

    The Key to Rebecca

  • They found Chelmsford's last camp on the following afternoon: the neat lines of black camp fires and the flattened areas where the tents had stood, the stakes which had held the horse pickets and the piles of empty bully-beef tins and five-pound biscuit tins.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • (The solder came from the melted joints of bully-beef tins and he dug resin for the soldering out of the pine trees-and when they were cut down, out of the resinous wood of the huts.)

    THE GREAT ESCAPE

  • They cut old food tins into sheets according to patterns and a team of solderers, drawing heavily on stocks of bully-beef tin solder and resin, got to work with home-made blow lamps and turned out little flat flasks by the score.

    THE GREAT ESCAPE

  • I joined him, and, following Hyldy in a cloud of dust, the runner informed me between gasps that it was "along of burning his snout-raking for a bully-beef tin in the insinuator."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, August 15, 1917

  • My own idea was that Meddings the cook, the major's servant, and one other servant should bring up some bully-beef, cheese, and bread, and bacon and tea for the morning.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • For once in a way the dog neglected shells, and searched for bully-beef leavings among the tins thrown aside by the battery drivers.

    Pushed and the Return Push

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  • (n): (Slang) term used for tinned meats supplied in the rations of the armed forces. Fr. Endaubage

    January 5, 2009