from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See couscous.
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To be fat was, in those days, the most desirable attribute of a wife in the eyes of an Algerine husband, therefore kooskoos was eaten in quantity.
Among other things there was fish, which was served and eaten with honey! but the chief among the dishes was kooskoos.
It is not only eaten with bread, and used in the preparation of kooskoos, and other articles of food, but the Arabs reckon it a valuable remedy in various maladies.