They are poached instead of hard-boiled, boasting anti-heroes with nihilistic worldviews who are nevertheless vulnerable.
Meanwhile, back by the pool, chef Michel Roux served a buffet of roasted meats, poached seafood, and fresh pastries.
If elephant, rhino, and other African wildlife are poached to extinction, tourism will dry up.
The resulting column revealed that on Sundays, Hoover ate a hearty breakfast of poached eggs and hotcakes.
Mired in scandal, the Vatican poached an American Fox News journalist to handle communications.
Or he dreams that he is a poached egg, and must have a piece of toast to sit down upon.
Perhaps because it's easily approached, The Golden Buck's a game that's often poached.
Welsh rabbit on anchovy toast with a poached egg and two strips of broiled bacon on top.
My father may have poached, but you hadn't the pluck to try and stop him.
I began with you as you waded in, and finished with you holding up the poached fish with the fly in its mouth.
"steal game," 1520s, "to push, poke," from Middle French pocher "to thrust, poke," from Old French pochier "poke out, gouge, prod, jab," from a Germanic source (cf. Middle High German puchen "to pound, beat, knock," German pochen, Middle Dutch boken "to beat") related to poke (v.). Sense of "trespass for the sake of stealing" is first attested 1610s, perhaps via notion of "thrusting" oneself onto another's property, or perhaps from French pocher "to pocket" (see poach (v.2)). Related: Poached; poaching.
"cook in liquid," early 15c., from Old French poché, past participle of pochier (12c.), literally "put into a pocket" (as the white of an egg forms a pocket for the yolk), from poche "bag, pocket," from Frankish *pokka "bag," from Proto-Germanic *puk- (see poke (n.)). Related: Poached; poaching.