Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A soup made chiefly of peas.

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Examples

  • They bristled with unknown perils, and he gazed at them, fascinated, till their dazzle became a background across which moved a succession of forecastle pictures, wherein he and his mates sat eating salt beef with sheath-knives and fingers, or scooping thick pea-soup out of pannikins by means of battered iron spoons.

    Chapter 2

  • And I spent the day feeling like I was in a heavy fog, straining to think through a pea-soup mist, but (with the help of Gordon, who is a saint), I got Sirenia Digest #43 out by 11 p.m., godsdammit.

    "We think we've climbed so high, Up all the backs we've condemned..."

  • Judging by the pea-soup quality of the air in the port city—her body was covered in a sticky film of perspiration seconds after landing—she could see why Mountbatten might want to seek relief at a higher elevation.

    A Covert Affair

  • Even if it isn't more than five dollars, Martin thought to himself, it will buy enough beans and pea-soup to enable me to write half a dozen like it, and possibly as good.

    Chapter 28

  • That's got to be the ugliest color -- pea-soup green -- I've ever seen on a house. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds

    Ugly Townhouses and Apartment Buildings, begone! « PubliCola

  • Here Allingham describes the ruins of postwar London and pea-soup fog that masks a knife-wielding killer, for whom the reader eventually feels empathy.

    A Queen of Mystery

  • Since the 1973 blockbuster "The Exorcist" unleashed a head-spinning, pea-soup spewing, foul-mouthed and demon-possessed girl on the American imagination, a host of films featuring exorcisms have hit the silver screen.

    'The Rite': Hollywood's Obsession With Exorcism Continues

  • Since the 1973 blockbuster "The Exorcist" unleashed a head-spinning, pea-soup spewing, foul-mouthed and demon-possessed girl on the American imagination, a host of films featuring exorcisms have hit the silver screen.

    'The Rite': Hollywood's Obsession With Exorcism Continues

  • Wait … do I get to throw up pea-soup and sound like I just swallowed a bucket of nails if I am “possessed?”

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  • Judging by the pea-soup quality of the air in the port city—her body was covered in a sticky film of perspiration seconds after landing—she could see why Mountbatten might want to seek relief at a higher elevation.

    A Covert Affair

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