- hard bread soaked in water and then boiled.
- such bread, with pieces of fish added, served as a meal.
Origin of brewis
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Examples from the Web for brewis
He resented the peculiarity of brewis in his particular case.Every Man for Himself
O master, what a mess of brewis stands now upon the point of spoiling by your hastiness.
Spread those that are not eaten, and let them dry, to be pounded for puddings, or soaked for brewis.The American Frugal Housewife
Lydia M. Child
In an early letter to you I recall judging harshly a concoction called "brewis."Le Petit Nord
Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
The convoy was under the command of Captain Brewis—a most capable and courteous officer, but a strict disciplinarian.Five Months at Anzac
Joseph Lievesley Beeston
- bread soaked in broth, gravy, etc
- thickened broth
- (bruːz) Canadian a Newfoundland stew of cod or pork, hardtack, and potatoes
C16: from Old French broez, from broet, diminutive of breu broth
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