beef tea


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beef tea

n
(Cookery) a drink made by boiling pieces of lean beef: often given to invalids to stimulate the appetite
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Noun1.beef tea - an extract of beef (given to people who are ill)
extract, infusion - a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
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beef tea

nbrodo di manzo, consommé m inv
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Dunster drank his beef tea and felt considerably stronger.
On Saturday, you are able to swallow a little beef tea, and to sit up on deck, and answer with a wan, sweet smile when kind-hearted people ask you how you feel now.
Her paroxysms of exhilaration, followed by a gnawing sense of failure and uselessness, were known to her mother only as "wildness" and "low spirits," to be combated by needlework as a sedative, or beef tea as a stimulant.
I will call again in the evening," Slightly said; "give her beef tea out of a cup with a spout to it"; but after he had returned the hat to John he blew big breaths, which was his habit on escaping from a difficulty.
Also dolled out in the trenches was bread made from dried ground turnips, pea soup with a few lumps of horsemeat thrown in as well as mutton broth, brawn (jellied pig's head), beef tea, potato pie and du (plum) pudding.
Even though I now live many miles from Burnley and the rolling east Lancashire hills, I still have a yearning for a lovely half-time drink that defrosts the parts that beef tea can't reach.
This made me realise many of those environment-destroying wild cattle were eventually condensed to the most unromantic of substances, British beef tea.
QUEEN Victoria was so moved by the work of Florence Nightingale (right) during the Crimean War that she had the store deliver beef tea to Florence and her nurses at Scutari hospital in Antolia, Turkey, in 1854.