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  • adj. wholesome
  • adj. healthy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal (Scotch) variant of wholesome.


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  • Whether they are stirred in with a wooden spoon or, as Mitchell advises, with a spurtle or a gruel-tree Shetland usage is probably optional, but the addition of cream or milk – never sugar – completes a winter experience that can only be described as truly halesome.

    In praise of … porridge | Editorial

  • "They're fine halesome food – they're grand food, parritch," he pronounces to his nephew David.

    In praise of … porridge | Editorial

  • The halesome parritch, [324-33] chief o 'Scotia's food:

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • [324-33] The _halesome parritch_ is the _wholesome porridge_ of oatmeal.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • "The halesome parritch, chief of Scotia's food," said Burns, with fervid eloquence.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • A plate of sliced turnips and a dish of baked potatoes completed their "halesome farin '."

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Go out into the supply camp and look at "the grub pile" – the great quarters of beef, naked and rosy – turn over the jagged vertebræ of a Manitoban range-ox and wonder however it grew; poke your fingers into sacks of rolled oats for "halesome parritch," rice, beans, and flour; poke two fingers, three if you like, into the raisins, prunes, peaches and syrup, and then put them in your mouth.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • The halesome parritch, chief of Scotia's food: [wholesome]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • ` ` Your honour winna persuade me, and naebody shall persuade me, that it's either halesome or prudent to tak the night air on thae moors without a cordial o 'clow-gilliflower water, or

    Rob Roy

  • Have ye never a word to say, ye scorners of the halesome word, ye blaspheming despisers of doctrine?

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895


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