He sat, now fully awake, listening alertly, forgetting the viands in his attention.
The viands were eaten freely, though the occasion was not a happy one.
And she gave daily subsistence to those followers of his, and feasted him and his minister with all kinds of viands.
And so it was upon the viands that Nanna's attention was immediately concentrated.
Wherever I go nowadays, I claim as my right bedroom and bath and viands succulent to the palate and tender to the teeth.
In the refreshment room and the hall, footmen were bustling about with wine and viands.
The viands were of the choicest quality, and in great variety.
They then fell to the viands, and ate with the hearty gusto of robust health.
With homely but cheerful hospitality they pressed the viands upon them.
He lifted the viands from the little elevator to the table and inspected them.
"article of food," early 14c., from Anglo-French viaunde, Old French viande "food," dissimilated from Vulgar Latin *vivanda, from Late Latin vivenda "things for living," in classical Latin, "be live," neuter plural gerundive of vivere "to live" (see vital).