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  • n. Plural form of pilau.

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Examples

  • Lambs roasted whole, and game and poultry dressed in pilaus, were piled in vessels of gold, and silver, and porcelain, and intermixed with large mazers of sherbet, cooled in snow and ice from the caverns of Mount Lebanon.

    The Talisman

  • The Emir, to aggrandise the solemnity of the festival in honour of his illustrious visitant, ordered the turf to be spread on all sides with skins and table-cloths, upon which were served up for the good Mussulmans pilaus of every line, with other orthodox dishes; and, by the express order of Vathek, who was shamefully tolerant, small plates of abominations for regaling the rest.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • In the course of his eating he ordered one of the pilaus, of which he had partaken, to be carried to Mirza Ahmak, his host, by a servant in waiting.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • The king then, doubling himself down with his head reclining towards his food, buried his hand in the pilaus and other dishes before him, and ate in silence, whilst the princes and the servants in waiting, in attitudes of respect, remained immovable.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • His endless variety of kabobs and pilaus is worthy of all commendation; and his sherbets, which refresh without a sting or a resipiscent headache next morning, are no doubt the style of phlegm-cutters and gum-ticklers which one had better patronize pretty exclusively while between the tropics.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • It was the best meal we had either of us had in days -- great pilaus of rice, excellent chicken, and fresh unleavened bread.

    War in the Garden of Eden

  • Lambs roasted whole, and game and poultry dressed in pilaus, were piled in vessels of gold, and silver, and porcelain, and intermixed with large mazers of sherbet cooled in snow and ice from the caverns of Mount Lebanon.

    The Talisman

  • Their dishes mostly consist of pilaus, soups, and stews, prepared principally of onions, cucumbers, and other cold vegetables, mixed with a little meat cut into small pieces.

    The Book of Household Management

  • The first was wild game for the delicate, -- bantam larks, curlews, quails, and flying weazels; with a slight sprinkling of pilaus, -- capons, pullets, plovers, and garnished with petrels 'eggs.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • European the art of preparing curries, pilaus, and pipes.

    Vanity Fair

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