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noun as in thin porridge

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However, it should be noted that beer, in the ancient world, was consumed as gruel or porridge, as opposed to a light drink.

That’s pretty thin gruel, especially because Youngkin was not involved in the original investment and there is no evidence he played any role in managing it.

A great side-benefit to the gruel of writing fiction is the fleeting moments of wish fulfillment the empty page provides.

There were no lines even around the stalls serving up free buckwheat and pork gruel.

Bottle propping and speed-feeding gruel causes them to choke and aspirate their food—sometimes causing pneumonia and death.

Busch then added, “If he is so indigent, who pays you Mr. Gruel?”

“He is not dangerous to the community,” Gruel said in an interview with the Daily Beast.

He laid himself down again, and she reached him the gruel, which proved a great relief to his parched and fevered throat.

Quietly he turned to the stove, red-hot now, and with snow water began the making of gruel from the supplies on the shelf.

As for Halyard, he was unspeakable, bundled up in his snuffy shawls, and making uncouth noises over his gruel.

Thin gruel, in teaspoonful doses, once in half an hour, is best.

Give the “Chinks” time to lick their wounds and swallow their gruel and they would be right as pie.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gruel, such as: mush, and potage.

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