elevenses


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e·lev·ens·es

 (ĭ-lĕv′ən-zəs)
pl.n. Chiefly British
Tea or coffee taken at midmorning and often accompanied by a snack.

elevenses

(ɪˈlɛvənzɪz)
pl n
(sometimes functioning as singular) informal Brit a light snack, usually with tea or coffee, taken mid-morning
Translations

elevenses

[ɪˈlevnzɪz] NPL (Brit) → tentempié m de las once, onces fpl (LAm)
to have elevensestomar un tentempié a las once, tomar las onces (LAm)

elevenses

[ɪˈlɛvənzɪz] npl (British)pause-café f

elevenses

n sing or pl (Brit) → zweites Frühstück

elevenses

[ɪˈlɛvnzɪz] npl (Brit) (fam) → pausa per il caffè a metà mattina
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Punctuated with his usual familiar antics of elevenses with Mr Gruber, managing the Brown's neighbour, Mr Curry, helping Mrs Bird and of course a marmalade sandwich here and there, we have a selection of delightful new tales about this much loved bear from 'Deepest Darkest Peru'.
Alf Tupper - none of your health food nonsense He would start work at his welding shop at 5am, build a battleship before elevenses, sprint to the nearest chippy for lunch, eat double fish and chips (the original fast food), then run to an athletics meeting in the next county, probably over a mountain, while wearing diving boots and carrying a bag of scrap iron.
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When I visited Michael Bond at his home three months ago, I took rock buns for elevenses.
The potency of our national drink was so famous that American troublemakers threw a ship-load of tea into Boston harbour in 1773 before starting the American War of Independence, simply to debilitate British troops who were at an immediate disadvantage without being able to enjoy elevenses and a tea-time brew.
At elevenses we were all ready for food and drink and, just on cue, a couple of the girls from the farm would be spotted coming across the field, opening the rickety farm gate, one of the lasses carrying an enormous wicker basket while the other girl was laden down with two jugs of tea and a large shoulder bag of food.
Dating back to the Victorian era, the face tells you it's time for elevenses at nine.
DUDLEY South MP, Mike Wood, dropped in for elevenses at Stourbridge College's Independent Living Centre and praised the talents of their foundation learning students.
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A spoonful on your breakfast porridge helps balance out blood sugar levels, making you less likely to reach for elevenses treats too.
There is the round-the-clock eating, with elevenses and high tea filling any otherwise unoccupied moments between main meals.
Sarnies with traditional fillings such as egg and tomato and cheese andS cucumber, healthy elevenses and drinks and crisps all go down well when the munchies strike.