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trademark a concentrated beef extract, used for flavouring, as a stock, etc
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  • If you have any gravy, add a pint of it, but in default of gravy add the same quantity of bovril and water.

  • Come to my room, Emily, and we will drink some bovril, and have a talk.

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Some kind member of the unit managed to get me some bovril, as I was not allowed solid food.

  • I'll make you a cup of bovril, and you must lie down on your bed for an hour.

  • This is intended for use in hospitals, where nourishment in that form is sorely needed, since bovril and Liebig are not to be had.

    Four Months Besieged H. H. S. Pearse
  • He was perhaps thinking of bovril, or something of the kind.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
  • There is a jolly bovril sign that comes off and on in different coloured lamps.

  • A cup of bovril and some bread will make quite a nice supper for you.

    A Sister of the Red Cross Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Stimulants are indispensable in distemper, so that bovril, claret, and brandy are required.

    Sporting Dogs Frank Townend Barton
  • He'd been out all day—it was bovril with lots of salt in it that put him right.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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