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  • noun Plural form of boiling.


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  • The generation under 18 – they're not used to the hard stuff, the boilings.

    Life is sweet

  • The names of the sweeties reel off my tongue, taking me back to summers spent in my mum's car, when I "helped" as she sold boilings, toffees, chocolates and fudges to the corner shops and cafés of the west of Scotland.

    Life is sweet

  • But old people love boilings – it's helpful for their memories.

    Life is sweet

  • "From Hyndland to Crow Road, from Crow Road to Thornwood and from Thornwood to here, she's been stalking me since 1986," jokes Sunil, as he takes a pen and fills out the order form for 720 packets of boilings himself.

    Life is sweet

  • Here, there's a preference for boilings over chocolate as you get more for your money.

    Life is sweet

  • Tom shoogles a jar to loosen the boilings, then comes a waterfall hitting the metal pan of the scales, first in one big crash, then softer as he gently tries to get the right weight.

    Life is sweet

  • It is still a fact, however, that the machine experiences an idea or a diffuse feeling of filthiness about the things inside of itself, which, through emotions, boilings, and efforts, it manages to overcome - in separating the tissue: so much that, when rinsed in a catastrophe of fresh water, these will come to seem extremely white...

    "Gotta blow my nose here for a second."

  • And we went at a good pace; but not to bring us to any great weariness; for it was mine intent that we rest for our slumber upon this side of the place where did be the steam of the boilings, that was anigh to the shore of the sea, as you shall mind.

    The Night Land

  • And in the ninth hour, I did go clear of the hot boilings, and was come again free of the mist and the steam, and might look with mine eyes to my going.

    The Night Land

  • Cooper's product was unique in the way that the marmalade was prepared, as after two boilings the softened orange pulp was left to mature for between 3 and 12 months.

    Archive 2006-03-01


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