pease-porridge love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A porridge made of pease-meal.


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  • “Very weakly, sir, since I took the electuary,” answered the patient; “it neighboured ill with the two spoonfuls of pease-porridge and the kirnmilk.”

    The Abbot

  • No fancy pastry cooks here; the fare dished out to the lower servants was the same, day in, day out: soup and stew made with meat left from yesterday, sent from the Upper Servants 'Kitchen, bread, pease-porridge and oat-porridge.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale

  • Dinner was a bowl full of thick pease-porridge and a slice of oat bread, and breakfast was more of the bread, toasted this time, with a bit of butter and a trickle of honey.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • Oat bread was the cheapest type there was; pease-porridge just as inexpensive.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • "PEASE-PORRIDGE HOT, pease-porridge cold, pease-porridge in the pot, nine days old!"

    Give Us Forever

  • They had barely enough to eat, but Roy stinted himself, eating nothing but the hard half-burned crusts of the coarse hearth-cakes and excusing himself from even touching the miserable mess of pease-porridge on the ground that he did not like it.

    The Adventures of Akbar

  • I ordered pease-porridge hot, and they brought it cold; but I didn't wait for any thing else, being in a hurry to see all there was to be seen on this strange island.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Etc.

  • "It's not pease-porridge and it's not nine days old.

    Give Us Forever


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