(functioning as singular) a South African word for maize
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How to use mealies in a sentence
We ground our mealies in coffee mills if no other mills were available.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War | Ben Viljoen.
The horse was tied to a pole inside the fence, and had evidently been eating his fill of mealies.Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
Then food was brought in—the usual beef and roast mealies, and all took a hearty hand at the trencher.Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
“It is war rations,” he said, as some dried meat and mealies stamped to a kind of flaky paste were produced.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
What better—what more nutritious food could they have given me than mealies?Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.