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trademark a concentrated beef extract, used for flavouring, as a stock, etc
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  • Come to my room, Emily, and we will drink some bovril, and have a talk.

    The Green Carnation

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

  • He was perhaps thinking of bovril, or something of the kind.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
  • 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
  • But if you won't have bovril, there is plenty of chevral; it isn't bad.

    A Sister of the Red Cross Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • bovril and brandy were more to their liking than solid food.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • 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
  • Puppetty has wing-portions for dinner and bovril to go to bed with.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • Hawk sat over me and brought me bovril, which we had "pinched" on Lemnos Island.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave
  • After supper, bovril and cheese omelette, we went out to seek the café.

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