gruel says Pellicano is broke and nearly blind due to an eye condition called spasmodic blepharospasm.
“He is not dangerous to the community,” gruel said in an interview with the Daily Beast.
A great side-benefit to the gruel of writing fiction is the fleeting moments of wish fulfillment the empty page provides.
Busch then added, “If he is so indigent, who pays you Mr. gruel?”
Next morning they have a bath, paddy is pounded, and gruel prepared for the abstainers.
And then, when the gruel is eaten up, smash the bowl on the ground.
In some cases the dietary includes bread and cheese, with gruel, and sometimes even the luxury of butter is added.
She set the gruel on the back of the stove and went in to his bedside.
The street was filled with women, and one of them, passing with a bowl of gruel in her hand, came back and held it to his lips.
It was not as large as it is now, but it was large enough to cook my gruel.
late 12c., "meal or flour made of beans, lentils, etc.," from Old French gruel "fine meal," from Frankish *grut (cf. Middle Dutch grute "coarse meal, malt;" Middle High German gruz "grain"), from PIE *ghreu- "to rub, grind" (see grit). Meaning "thin porridge or soup" is late 14c.