EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FEED

Why, we wasted enough from breakfast to feed a small family.

Country very dense and scrubby; no feed in any of the thickets.

We camped in a thicket, without water, on a small patch of feed.

We are very fortunate in having such a good depot, as the feed is very good.

We soon pitched camp, and took the horses to the feed, which was excellent.

We have found plenty of water, but no feed; this is better than having no water and plenty of feed.

The feed is good a mile down from the spring, although it is very old and dry.

The horses would not feed last night, and had to be watched.

Unless it be to think that she is by And feed upon the shadow of perfection.

Twice daily the water came in as if to feed on the marsh grass.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fedan "nourish, feed, sustain, foster," from Proto-Germanic *fodjan (cf. Old Saxon fodjan, Old Frisian feda, Dutch voeden, Old High German fuotan, Old Norse foeða, Gothic fodjan "to feed"), from PIE *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food). Feeding frenzy is from 1989, metaphoric extension of a phrase that had been used of sharks since 1950s.

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