- v. provide (usually but not necessarily food)
“The living [dining arrangements] at these hotels is profuse to a degree, but, generally speaking, most disagreeable: first, because the meal is devoured with a rapidity which a pack of fox-hounds, after a week's fast, might in vain attempt to rival; and secondly, because it is impossible to serve up dinners for hundreds, without nine-tenths thereof being cold.”
“No particular ferocity was laid at his door, but he was supposed to serve up all the private affairs of the good Turinese to the king, and if any one got into trouble he was thought to be the cause.”
“Mix Guests and Movie Trivia: At the bar, serve up trivia wine charms, cards with stumpers tied onto the flute stems.”
“Your stealthy servants serve up Hope to the Hopeless, in order to disarm them, because you know that the hopeless could become your greatest enemy.”
“So when she learnt that he was gone hunting and fishing, she bade her women furnish the Palace fairly and decorate it splendidly and serve up viands and confections; and amongst the rest she made a”
“Ali asked, “And what is the order of thy service?” and the slave answered, “First I serve up Zaynab’s tray, next Dalilah’s; then I feed the slaves and give the dogs their sufficiency of meat, and the least that satisfies them is a pound each.””
“Presently he cried out again, “Ho boy, serve up the marinated stew688 with the fatted sand grouse in it;” and he said to my brother, “Up and eat, O my guest, for truly thou art hungry and needest food.””
“Twill serve up after supper, in Southampton-street, amongst other small dishes, after the fatigues of Richard III.”
“The establishment, 709 W. Parkwood in Friendswood, will serve up hot and cold teas, homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts.”
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