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  • Best of all--no vampires, no "parritch," or world domination in sight.

    HH Com 196 (192)

  • MILLAR, whose desire to deprive his countrymen of their national beverage is only equalled by his zeal on behalf of their national food, rejoiced in the prospect that fewer oats for high-mettled racers would mean more "parritch" for humble constituents.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 9, 1917

  • 'He was no his bairn,' I retorted, hastily finishing off my "parritch" with a gulp.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • TREASURY as a remedy for the grievances of Glasgow's financiers are not, as you might suppose, a synonym for forcible feeding; nor have they anything to do with the substitutes for "parritch" to which, as

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 19, 1919

  • Living on "parritch," as he tells Miss Baillie (for his national spirit rejected arrowroot), Scott had yet energy enough to plan a dramatic piece for Terry, "The Doom of Devorgoil."

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

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

    In praise of … porridge | Editorial

  • Dougal advised me finally to save my breath to cool my parritch with, and after that we rode in silence.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • We'd get a bit of parritch now and then from a crofter's cottage, but those folk are so poor themselves there's seldom anything to spare.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Mrs. Crook, "she turned to call to the departing housekeeper," when you've done wi 'the bannocks, fix this starveling man a bowl of parritch to fill in the chinks with.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Murtagh's eyes dropped to the bowl of parritch that Mrs. Crook had thrust unceremoniously under his nose.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

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