skilly


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skilly

(ˈskɪlɪ)
n
(Cookery) chiefly Brit a thin soup or gruel
[C19: shortened from skilligallee, probably a fanciful formation]
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Noun1.skilly - a thin porridge or soup (usually oatmeal and water flavored with meat)
gruel - a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
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"If you couldn't get it anywhere else, you could get it in the workhuss, a nice 'ot bowl of soup called skilly, and bread better'n any one knows 'ow to make now, reg'lar WHITE bread, gov'ment bread."
And I who had bolted my skilly at Wormwood Scrubbs, and tightened my belt in a Holloway attic, it was I who sat down to this ineffable repast!
They've got you every way you turn: it's a choice between the Skilly of the workhouse and the Char Bydis of the middle class; and I haven't the nerve for the workhouse.
I feel as if I had made a sonnet out of skilly [i.e.
It was the day after the great storm, and this is the point in time when Ira and Zac enter their children's home, Skilly. I felt tied to them by our joint experience of that great storm.
"Defaulters" (You can do "Jankers" as long as you like, as long as you answer the call!); "Officers Mess" dress call (Officers wives have puddings and pies, and soldiers' wives have skilly!); "First and Last Post," and finally "Lights Out," except in emergencies necessitating the "Alarm" (There's a fire!
They were: George Badenoch (Canadian Infantry), Harold Bulling (The King's Liverpool Regiment), Jimmy Chalmers (Royal Scots Fusiliers), Albert Green (Hertfordshire Yeomanry), Owen Gregory (Grenadier Guards), Ernie Grimsdell (Life Guards), Bill Hastings (Royal Flying Corps), Bill Markland (Hertfordshire Regiment), Robert McGuire (regiment unknown), Joe McLauchlan and Alex Stewart (both Middlesex Regiment) and Skilly Williams (Norfolk Regiment).