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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PORRIDGE

No flesh nor fish can I swallow: porridge and milk are the only things I can taste.

There she set my porridge before me, which I declined to eat.

"Your porridge is waiting you—as cold as a stone," she answered.

You see I don't want you to eat your meal in fear—or your porridge either.

There's a feller in the Bible that sold his—his birthday, I think 'twas—for a mess of porridge.

The porridge was ready, and Mercy set a wooden bowl on the table.

Gubblum's porridge was bubbling, and the thivel worked vigorously.

When a woman isn't just running even with her husband they call her lumps in his porridge.

Peer had treacle with his porridge that very day, though it was only a week-day.

Sleet an' rain minglin', an' porridge ice slammin' ont' shore!

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, porage "soup of meat and vegetables," alteration of pottage, perhaps from influence of Middle English porray, porreie "leek broth," from Old French poree "leek soup," from Vulgar Latin *porrata, from Latin porrum "leek." Spelling with -idge attested from c.1600. Association with oatmeal is 1640s, first in Scottish.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PORRIDGE

broth

nounsoup, usually clear

oatmeal

nounrolled oats dish
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.