tripe-de-roche love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as Rock tripe, under rock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vegetable substance sometimes eaten by hunters and arctic explorers when no better food is to be found.


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  • Franklin had eaten his shoes — and he'd eaten worse on that botched three-year journey, including tripe-de-roche, a disgusting gruel made from lichen scraped from rocks.

    The Terror

  • _tripe-de-roche_, a lichen or moss which grows on the most barren rocks, and is only used as food in the absence of all other provisions.

    Hudson Bay

  • _tripe-de-roche_ (which resembles dried-up seaweed), have a sad meaning and melancholy appearance to the traveller who journeys through the wilds and solitudes of Rupert's Land.

    Hudson Bay


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