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  • n. Plural form of eatable.
  • n. food


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  • When it was over, Winthrop placed her gently on the couch, and himself put away the dishes and glasses and eatables from the table.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • On the sidewalks, tables had been laid, often miles and miles long, at the public expense; these were to be covered with every kind of eatables, exquisitely cooked, in the greatest profusion, and free to everyone for twelve hours before the arrival of the illustrious guests and also for twelve hours after their departure.

    All Around the Moon

  • The table was spread under some large trees under by the bank of the creek, and spread with "eatables," as only Miss

    Letter from Rufus L. Patterson to Samuel F. Patterson, April 18, 1849

  • I had the faults common to my age, was talkative, a glutton, and sometimes a liar; made no scruple of stealing sweetmeats, fruits, or, indeed, any kind of eatables; but never took delight in mischievous waste, in accusing others, or tormenting harmless animals.

    The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • This ravenous appetite would at last have weakened me to death, had I not made up my mind to pounce upon, and to swallow, every kind of eatables I could find, whenever I was certain of not being seen.

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 01: Childhood

  • "Which I didn't like," pursued Mrs. Treacher, stonily, "to insult the lady's stomach with the kind of eatables I found in the larder.

    Major Vigoureux

  • 'Miss Johnson, with whom I dined at the White Hart Inn, Fetter Lane, was personally acquainted with Burns; who, breakfasting with her, drank a large tumbler of beer previous to taking either eatables or tea, saying that he had been up till three in the morning, and had drank too much wine.

    Letter 75

  • The mantle piece -- remember that on this portion of a great building, some artists, by their exquisite workmanship, have become world-renowned -- is formed of a beam of wood, covered with strips of tin procured from cans, upon which still remain in black hieroglyphics, the names of the different eatables which they formerly contained.

    Louise A. K. S. Clappe, "Dame Shirley"

  • One could run the crafts table and the other could meet the parents at the door and offer them refreshments or run the eatables section of the party.

    party planner

  • The idea of sandwich shankarpali was playing in my head as the verdict was cake and shankarpali for the Khaoo chi bag - marathi for bag of eatables.

    Archive 2008-03-01


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