from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of porridge.


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  • It says that it is cuased by a lack of fibre in the diet but mum drives us all potty with her insistance of eating Brassicas all the time stinking the house out! so I'm not really sure how she is going to increase fibre intake - dad already adds bran to her porrage - maybe he will finally get his way and get her to eat brown bread?

    Snell-Pym » Diverticulitis

  • "That is ten copper tarsks, " had said the man last night placing before me a bowl of sul porrage.

    Rogue Of Gor

  • _She hath a hen, a pyg, baken, chese and mylke porrage.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • Betrayed his trust, indeed, when he and his garrison are reduced to “one biscuit a day and a little porrage for supper,” together with limpets and herbs in the best mess they can make; nay, more, when they have pulled up their floors for firewood, and are dying of hunger and want in the stone shell of Castle Cornet for the love of their King.

    The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54

  • "That's where the porrage-heart of the Scotchman comes in," said Jimmy, as he held up the rat by one foot, and gave it a sharp rap over the head with the trap to make sure it was dead.

    At the Foot of the Rainbow

  • The rest of our provisions growing no less scant, that whereas our number was parted into three divisions, we could allow those only at night a little porrage that were then to have the watch, the other two divisions going without any thing, supperless to bed.

    Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

  • ‘Sambody’s been feeding my porrage!’ screams Wimpey, who was wearing a light blue pullover.

    A Spaniard in the Works

  • V. RAM 'elli His chops. of mutton, in his di (h of porrage.

    A Select Collection of Old Plays


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