Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A full meal, especially of dainties; a treat. Also tuck-in.
“We ate well and drank better still at the lunch, although we had such a regular tuck-out at breakfast time.”
“Old Dobbin, his father, who now respected him for the first time, gave him two guineas publicly; most of which he spent in a general tuck-out for the school: and he came back in a tail-coat after the holidays.”
“We have a good tuck-out, and then only cocoa and buns later on.”
“An 'I'd give my earthly prospects for a real good tuck-out aft --”
“I'd been getting on all right with the housemaid at the 'Royal' -- she used to have plates of pudding and hot pie for me on the big gridiron arrangement over the kitchen range; and after the third tuck-out I thought it was good enough to do a bit of a bear-up in that direction.”
“The blacksmith made his appearance, waddling in his walk, looking very calm, and scenting a tuck-out.”
“I had a good tuck-out of mealie-porridge this morning, and three big slices of prime beef frizzled.”
“I know: you mean a surprise -- a tuck-out to-night when we come to bed.”
“Mr Ebony grinned and danced again, nodding at us both, and saying something in his tongue which sounded to me like, "Now we'll have such a jolly tuck-out;" but of course it was not that, though it evidently meant as much.”
“Won't I have a good tuck-out!" said Tommy Rebow, as he eyed the viands.”
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