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/ˈpærɪtʃ; ˈpɑːr-/
a Scot word for porridge
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  • The parritch kettle will do as weel as a tea-kettle—where can be the difference?

  • An' fess a loaf o' white breid; we canna bide for the parritch.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • I wad advise ye to hae nocht to do wi' my mither's parritch.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • By the time his lordship came up, the parritch was ready, and a dish of them placed before him.

  • Kirsty and Jenny, two country lassies, were supping their "parritch" from the same bicker in the harvest-field one morning.

    Scotch Wit and Humor W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • Fitz McGinty lived i' a graund castle wi' thoosands o' sairvants to wait on him, an' he ate his parritch wi' a deemond spune.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • And the words were true enough, for auld Fairmer Scott only gave me a pund a month and parritch twice a day.

    The Mystery of Cloomber Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Says he, "I dinna doubt but she wad mak my parritch, but the plague is, she wad be fair to sup the hauf o' them."

  • Why, it was parritch—plain, simple parritch; for it seems he prefers it to a' ither kind of food for his morning meal.

  • Gien I had yer Francie i' the parritch-pat, I wudna pike him oot, but fling frae me pat and parritch.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald

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