Origin of gruel
Examples from the Web for gruel
A great side-benefit to the gruel of writing fiction is the fleeting moments of wish fulfillment the empty page provides.Five Great Literary Homes, From Pemberley to Ruth’s||March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Busch then added, “If he is so indigent, who pays you Mr. Gruel?”Judge Denies Bail Request by Anthony Pellicano, Former Sleuth to the Stars|Christine Pelisek|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“He is not dangerous to the community,” Gruel said in an interview with the Daily Beast.
Gruel says Pellicano is broke and nearly blind due to an eye condition called spasmodic blepharospasm.
And then, when the gruel is eaten up, smash the bowl on the ground.Foma Gordyeff|Maxim Gorky
The two doctors were for keeping him on gruel, lemonade, barley-water, and so on.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
His chance was now weak indeed, quite like Grantham gruel, three groats to a gallon of water.
He went at once to bed, and Miss Jemima insisted upon bringing to him there a steaming basin of gruel.The Golden Shoemaker|J. W. Keyworth
It would be well if Josephs' gruel were not made so strong for him.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for gruel
Word Origin for gruel
Word Origin and History for 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.