Usage examples for leek

  1. It must, however, be observed, that one of the conditions which they seem to require, in all food, is, that it should be of the bland, or less acrid kind; for they would not eat the leek or garlic, though they brought vast quantities to sell, when they understood we were fond of it. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. It was a bulb of the wild leek. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  3. " No," said Conrad, as patiently as if his father had not been there a score of times and found the whole staff of Every Other leek at work between four and five. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  4. However, I swallowed the leek, and consoled myself with the pleasing recollection that, after spending six years in learning to write bad Greek, I should never have any further occasion to avail myself of so precious an accomplishment. – The Caxtons, Part 2 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. Put it in a saucepan with one quart of broth, a piece of leek, one of celery, and boil gently about one hour and a half. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  6. But mojadderah has such a soothing effect on the nerves; it conduces to cheerfulness, especially when the raw onion or the leek is taken with it. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  7. They had almost attained the aim of their enterprise; Moreau had entered Ulm and Augsburg, crossed the Leek, and his advanced guard was on the extreme of the defiles of Tyrol, when Jourdan, from a misunderstanding, passed beyond the line, was attacked by the archduke Charles, and completely routed. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  8. If it's the prospect of sharing a title with me, a rotter would have eaten the leek. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  9. Coming through the leek like so many devils, Stumpy and his crew put their foes to flight and followed eagerly, hungrily; the forest rang and echoed with the clash of action and the smashing of underbrush in panicky flight. – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  10. You shrivelled up young leek, how dare you cheek me!" – The Second String by Nat Gould
  11. There is not enough leek to swear by. – King-Henry-V by Shakespeare, William
  12. 261 House Leek . – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  13. We got out to the road about dark, and reached Leek, Springs where we found some grass, and camped. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  14. 187 House Leek . – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  15. The silk- thread industry at Leek was ruined, so was the silk industry at Macclesfield; the great breweries at Burton were idle, while the hosiery factories of Leicester and the boot factories of Northampton were all shut. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  16. 269 House Leek . – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  17. Plantain and house- leek, boiled in cream, and strained before it is put away to cool, makes a very cooling, soothing ointment. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  18. In size it very closely corresponds to the better known tomb, while its columns of dark green alabaster, its door- lintel of leek- green marble, and the slabs of red marble which closed the relieving triangle above the door show that it had been not less magnificent than its neighbour. – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie