bread and cheese love

bread and cheese

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  • When the company halted to take meat and drink, emptying the leather bucket, they were well into the border areas of the forest, where their pickings would be best, and Meriet ate his bread and cheese and onion, and drank his ale, and lay down flat as ground-ivy under the trees, with the toeless boy sprawled in one arm.

    The Devil's Novice

  • “O my poor fellow! bread and cheese besit thee not; wish for some thing good.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he returned to the dyer, whom he found asleep; so he roused him; and when Abu Kir awoke, he saw at his head an abundance of bread and cheese and olives and botargoes and said,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He was just swallowing his last morsels of bread and cheese when the door to the snuggery opened and Lord Arden burst in.

    The English Witch

  • His belly was empty, though he had saved half his bread and cheese to eat when dawn came; the half-pint of oatmeal gruel flavored with the bitter herbs called simples he drank as soon as it had been issued to him, gone cold by then, but surely worse twelve hours later.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The man in the plum-coloured pull-over, who had been eating bread and cheese and pickled onions with his stockinged feet tucked over the chair rail, got up and leaned across the board.

    More Work for the Undertaker

  • I did keep bread and cheese for informal meals, but even two days old, as this one seemed to be, it was much superior even to the Stilton that lay festering nobly in my stocking drawer.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Menesthi brought her a simple meal of bread and cheese and a dish of sliced fruit.

    Shield of Thunder

  • The charge is, indeed, very boldly made; but, like “Ranold of the Mist's” practical joke of putting the bread and cheese into a dead man's mouth, is, as Dugald Dalgetty says, “somewhat too wild and salvage, besides wasting the good victuals.”

    Life of Lord Byron

  • At least the remainder of the bread and cheese would serve for his dinner, Edoran reflected as he tramped on down the road.

    Crown of Earth

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