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  • n. Plural form of gormand.

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Examples

  • Agent proposes to give a series of trial-dinners, to which the principal gormands of the metropolis, and a few of The

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • But this I think, that many are made gormands and gluttons by custom, that were not so by nature; and I see in some countries, men as lusty and strong, that eat but two meals a-day, as others that have set their stomachs by a constant usage, like larums, to call on them for four or five.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 11-20

  • That the Teuton women are gormands -- what is that compared with their willingness to mother six or more sturdy youngsters?

    Villa Elsa A Story of German Family Life

  • It's a famous thing among the gormands of the West.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • As he was one of those gormands who decline no good thing, he affably accepted Archie's offering, so graciously indeed that the little fellow called for another ear of corn more amply to relieve the porcine distresses, the detail of which had much appealed to his tender heart.

    The Ordeal A Mountain Romance of Tennessee

  • As far as I can judge, he cared nothing for luxurious eating and drinking, and yet he wished to be reckoned among the gormands and gourmets of his times.

    The Life of Cicero

  • Jones the hunter, however, in one of the passes of the Black Hills, succeeded in bringing down a bighorn from the verge of a precipice, the flesh of which was pronounced by the gormands of the camp to have the flavor of excellent mutton.

    Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

  • Ben Jones the hunter, however, in one of the passes of the Black Hills, succeeded in bringing down a bighorn from the verge of a precipice, the flesh of which was pronounced by the gormands of the camp to have the flavor of excellent mutton.

    Astoria, or, anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains

  • -- Most persons shudder and their stomachs revolt at the mere mention of the horrible gnappee of the Hindoos, the bird's-nest puddings of the Chinese, the horse steaks of the Parisians, and the earth-worm soup of some continental gormands; but not a few of the same individuals raise no objection when invited to partake of a fashionable paté de foië gras, or to indulge in a bit of roasted cheese which has an odor decidedly ancient and suggestive of putrefaction.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

  • "Every Monday evening during the season the Gastronomic Agent proposes to give a series of trial-dinners, to which the principal gormands of the metropolis, and a few of The Agent's most respectable clients, will be invited.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

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