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  • n. A small receptacle for serving sugar on a table or on a tray.

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  • n. a dish in which sugar is served


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  • Zolaism with romance, and then pulls himself up and begins to imitate Ibsen, and then trips and falls headlong into the sugar bowl of sentimentality.

    Prejudices : first series,

  • I lifted a gilt silhouette sugar bowl from the low cornish.

    The Great California Game

  • With an oath and a muttered comment that “some folk sleep like the dead,” Mrs Dunwoody deposited the cup of tea on the floor, screamed her lodger’s name again through the keyhole, without result, and retreated to her own room, where she found her child exploring the sugar bowl with both hands.

    The Port of London Murders

  • Celluci's a salt in the sugar bowl kind of guy, and besides, it's October. "

    Blood Lines

  • And then Eva Newton, at his other side, asked for the sugar bowl to be passed and Rosamund reached out a hand to it at the same moment as the earl, and their hands touched — and sprang away as if the sugar bowl had been standing on a hot stove.

    Snow Angels


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  • The range of fare served by fast food vans in the nightclub zone in this town is collectively described as mystery squirrel.
    e.g. (at 3 a.m.)
    - That's just about it for me.
    + Yep, grab some mystery squirrel and a cab I reckon.

    February 14, 2011

  • I can relate — albeit, not about blood, per se. Two years ago, I was visiting the UK (Bath) and I'm sure I was served squirrel. I asked the server at least six times what the "game stew" was and he skillfully avoided telling me with some rather creative excuses. The next day, I read about how squirrel meat was being adopted by some adventurous chefs.

    The stew was good.

    February 14, 2011

  • I ate moronga, blood sausage, a few times in central Mexico - sliced and mixed with black beans and plenty of dried red hot chili peppers and other herbs. I was surprised at how much I didn't dislike the dish - one of those "eat it or insult the cook" situations foreign travelers encounter.

    February 14, 2011

  • Thankfully, no. ;)

    Edit: Of course! Blood pudding!
    So I revise my comment to "Unfortunately, yes"

    February 14, 2011

  • Do you have anything like sanguinaccio in the English-speaking world?
    Edit: you sort of do: black pudding.

    February 14, 2011

  • Drinking blood is an acquired taste. Strevula

    February 14, 2011

  • I lived with a Kashmiri family for about 2 weeks when I first moved to Sydney. I never got used to that tea. It's like drinking blood.

    February 8, 2011

  • When my great aunt and her husband first came to live in the United States, they were used to the shortages in Europe during WWII. One day they had lunch at a diner where there were these funny large salt-shakers at each table--my great aunt salted her hamburger with one, assuming nobody would leave that much sugar out for just anyone to use. How surprised she was when she took that first sweet bite.

    February 8, 2011