GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A favorite Spanish dish, consisting of a mixture of several kinds of meat chopped fine, and stewed with vegetables.
- n. Any incongruous mixture or miscellaneous collection; an olio.
- n. Spanish version of burgoo
“From the snippets of conversation I would overhear while trying to concentrate on the sports pages, the Goddess Movement seemed less an organized religion than an olla-podrida of all things New Age.”
“And in his common daily conversation, which had heretofore been a disgusting olla-podrida of the most brutal sensuality and soul-destroying imprecations, he now expatiated with vast unction upon the marvellous power of grace which had plucked him, as it were, like a brand from the burning, and delivered him from the domination of the world, the flesh and the devil!”
“The remainder of Book Two contains more pastry recipes and additional soups and stews, which reflect the international character of the region: olla-podrida and an adobado of sturgeon, a capon stew “in the Hungarian manner,” that archetypical Netherlandish specialty, the hutspot, or as Lancelot calls it, heusepot a veal stew, partridge “in the Catalan manner,” and a leg of mutton “roasted in the Irish way.””
“It was the principal piece in a silver service of immense size and grandeur, including large soup tureens, olla-podrida basins, platters, candelabra, pepper pots, and specialized serving dishes.”
“It often appeared with the olla-podrida as one of the two principal firstcourse offerings.”
“The paper contains the usual Sunday morning quota of church notices, religious news and editorial moralizing -- constituting a delectable olla-podrida calculated to turn the stomach of a self-respecting yaller dog.”
“It was accomplished and, as might have been expected, the result was a curious composition; a religious olla-podrida in which the profound wisdom of Zoroaster and the childish superstition of western barbarians, grand morality and monumental absurdity elbow each other like specters in a delirium -- in which is heard both”
“We leave this olla-podrida of nations behind, and mount into a broad street curved around the flank of the hill.”
“What's the use of spending thought and care on the manufacture of a jewelled diadem, and offering it to the people on a velvet cushion, when they prefer an _olla-podrida_ of cast-off clothing, dried bones and candle-ends?”
“We frankly confess that, in scientific respects, we can less readily come to an understanding with this nondescript olla-podrida theology than with those who make a clean sweep of”
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