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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overboil.


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  • Least Favorite Kind of Food: Pre-made sandwiches, gummy ice cream, overboiled eggs.

    PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Rachael” | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • Storm tried for another bite of the overboiled potatoes, then set down her fork in defeat.

    The Black Madonna

  • She was like a great white, soggy overboiled cabbage.


  • Offshore, the "vog" of the furry sky gave the motionless sea the overboiled appearance of reheated soup, and in places the ocean was as scummy and opaque as tepid bath water.


  • I wanted to sit in the white plastic chair by the driveway and admire the overboiled potato of the moon, but I knew that the basin of the chair would be filled with water.


  • Well, surely we do not wish the pillars of our community to turn into overboiled spaghetini at the first flash of goofballiness in the first degree.

    Jamie Malanowski: Moon Over Suburbia

  • The ingredients in this overboiled cinematic stew include the Dude's Vietnam-vet bowling buddy (John Goodman), the Big's performance-artist wife (Julianne Moore) and a cowboy-philosopher (Sam Elliott), whose tumbleweed tones provide the insufferably unfunny voice-over narration.

    All-Purpose Parody

  • If I'd been the only hapless soul to go for the sucking pig, I'd have spent the whole dinner manfully making my way through something that looked and tasted like overboiled breast of Bernard Manning.

    Sweeney Todd rules

  • Limp salads suck, as do overboiled vegetables, as do overcooked vegetables.

    Vegetables For People Who Hate Vegetables

  • The bruises around his eyes had faded to an overboiled egg-yolk color, yellowish-green.

    The 6th Target


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