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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOOD

If the West stopped producin' men fur you, you'd be as bad off as if it stopped producin' food.

Uncle Peter had first declared that the thought of food sickened him.

Still, one kind of food cloys after a time, and so our new settlers found it.

The History of Man is the record of a hungry creature in search of food.

He found the district to the north to be a dreary waste, destitute of food and water.

The hunger for the manhunt is like the hunger for food, and Bill Dozier had been starved for many a day.

But whether it was the food she gave him or what, 'e was that wasted you wouldn't have known him.

Is not the life more precious than its food, and the body than its clothing?

It was not the first time he had known of such an effort on her part to supply him with food.

When milk is used in a meal, what kinds of food may be omitted?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English foda "food, nourishment; fuel," also figurative, from Proto-Germanic *fodon (cf. Gothic fodeins), from Germanic root *fod-, equivalent of PIE *pa- "to tend, keep, pasture, to protect, to guard, to feed" (cf. Greek pateisthai "to feed;" Latin pabulum "food, fodder," panis "bread," pasci "to feed," pascare "to graze, pasture, feed," pastor "shepherd," literally "feeder;" Avestan pitu- "food;" Old Church Slavonic pasti "feed cattle, pasture;" Russian pishcha "food").

Food chain is from 1917. Food poisoning attested by 1864; food processor in the kitchen appliance sense from 1973.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOOD

cud

nounruminant food
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