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- proper n. A brand of beef extract made in the UK.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an extract of beef (given to people who are ill).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extract of beef (given to people who are ill)
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"Bovril," and unnecessarily explain that the pool it came from contained two dead horses and an ox.
His Piccadilly painting features ads for Coca Cola, Bovril, Max Factor, Gordon's Gin and Wrigleys on the famous hoardings overlooking the junction.
Cue widespread spluttering over half-time Bovril, especially by those taking the view that there are no circumstances in which the concepts of foreplay, slow arousal, and Ken Bates should ever be allowed to appear so closely together in any one sentence.
I took extreme action and switched to Bovril long enough for him to stop seeing me as a useful coffee supplier.
It goes on: "A strict diet for two days a week consisting solely of vegetables, fruit, milk and a mug of Bovril could prevent breast cancer, scientists say."
These are illustrated with reference to film, comic books, advertising for, of all things, Bovril, cartoons and television.
No piece unites the book's themes better than a 1900 advertisement for Bovril, that uniquely British meat concentrate.
As a student, she lived on "rice cooked with Bovril or tomato ketchup or, when the occasion demanded protein, whelks"; these whelks I find hilarious, don't ask me why.
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Dennis was a guy who went to the pub on Friday nights, then staggered home to listen to a BBC radio serial with a cup of hot Bovril.