from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Broth made by boiling flesh in water.
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Put about half a pint of water or flesh-broth to them in a frying-pan, and some Thyme, and Sweet-marjoram, and an Onion or two quartered, and boil them till they be tender, having seasoned them with Salt, and about twenty Corns of whole white Pepper, and four or five Cloves.
The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened Kenelm Digby 1634