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vit·tle

 (vĭt′əl)
n. Nonstandard
Variant of victual..

vittle

(ˈvɪtəl)
n, vb
an obsolete or dialect spelling of victual

vict•ual

(ˈvɪt l)
n.
1. victuals, food supplies; provisions.
2. food or provisions for human beings.
v.t.
3. to supply with victuals.
v.i.
4. to take or obtain victuals.
5. Archaic. to eat or feed.
[1275–1325; Middle English vitaille < Old French vituaille < Late Latin victuālia provisions, n. use of neuter pl. of Latin victuālis of food =victu(s) nourishment, way of living (vic-, variant s. of vīvere to live + -tus suffix of v. action) + -ālis -al1; modern sp. < Latin]
References in classic literature ?
Friday told me such a boat would do very well, and would carry "much enough vittle, drink, bread;" this was his way of talking.
He fixed it so as we could both go in with aperns on and toting vittles.
And grub comes too easy -- I don't take no interest in vittles, that way.
There never was such a woman for givin' away vittles and drink, clothes and firin'," replied Hannah, who had lived with the family since Meg was born, and was considered by them all more as a friend than a servant.
O, go way, Missis,' said I; `it really hurts my feelin's, now, to see good vittles spilt dat ar way
I ben a- buyin' pots en pans en vittles, as I got a chanst, en a- patchin' up de raf' nights when --"
Conquer your passions, boys, and don't be eager after vittles.
They even laughed occasionally, for the girls, in their ignorance, asked queer questions; Tom made ludicrously unbusiness-like propositions; and Maud gave them one hearty peal, that did a world of good, by pensively remarking, when the plans for the future had been explained to her, "I 'm so relieved; for when papa said we must give up everything, and mamma called us all beggars, I did think I 'd got to go round asking for cold vittles, with a big basket, and an old shawl over my head.
17, walking path from urdu school to kr road, cc drain & road from maharajapete sankeg sandhi to chowdamma temple, around & back side vittle temple to dadapeer house, devendrappa house conservency backside & amarappa thota ananda high school, shakilda house to amrappa thota 1st main 2nd cross mahamad ali house, oht to left side ganesh temple in kr road (0 to 200) & (200 to 400), right side noorani auto stand to apmc road in davanagere city corporation limits under nagarothana 3.
Rwyf newydd ddarllen llyfr Arwel Vittle Cythraul o Dn sef hanes llosgi'r Ysgol Fomio yn Llyen yn 1936.
Peter Vittle, Annie Watson, Sandra Vittle and Elaine Bache
The second team of Mel Vittle, Ellie Thompson, Jennifer Neill, Phil Rees and Julie Parsloe finished in five hours 47 minutes.