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Usage examples for viands

  1. The poor dove was so tired that she could scarcely eat, but the greedy bat's spirits rose as soon as he saw the viands spread before him. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  2. The meal, simple though it was, progressed slowly by reason of the frequent presence of ants in the viands principally small black ants of a lively disposition, though some large black ants were also observed. – Fibble, D. D. by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  3. I managed to eat some of these viands between answers to their rapid- fire volley of questions and at last I made ready to go down town. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  4. As he became familiar with the place, he saw marked therein a board spread at one end with viands and wines, and the nosegay in a water- vase, and cups of gold and a service of gold,- every preparation for feasting mightily. – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  5. Her plump rosy hands, flitting about the viands with light and gentle touches, seemed to have derived suppleness from contact with all the fat. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  6. I know how few are willing to rise from the table just when the viands are most tempting. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  7. The lamp was brightly trimmed; the wine was good; the viands although mostly cold, excellent of their sort. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  8. When they had exhausted themselves with the dance, the warriors sat down to feast upon viands which had, in the meanwhile, been preparing for them, and while they feasted they taunted their prisoner with cowardice, and told him in graphic language of the horrors that yet awaited him. – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. With peals of merriment and triumphant shouts, the court, of one accord, directed a fusillade of fruits, nuts and other viands at the head and person of the raging and hapless buffoon, the countess herself, apple in hand- Eve bent upon vengeance- leading in the assault. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  10. Prelude a luncheon- then a succession of fish, flesh, and fowl for two hours, during which time the dessert- I was sorry for the strawberries and cream- rests on the table to be impregnated by the fumes of the viands – Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft
  11. In a minute or two the noise of the boys coming up from supper was heard, and Martin knocked and was admitted, bearing his bread and cheese, and the three fell to with hearty good- will upon the viands talking faster than they ate, for all shyness disappeared in a moment before Tom's bottled beer and hospitable ways. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  12. The size of the room, which to Ezekiel's eyes looked as large as the church at North Liberty, the profusion of the viands the six attendants for the host and solitary guest, deeply impressed him. – The Argonauts of North Liberty by Bret Harte
  13. We shifted our guns and traps and viands till there was no longer any choice of position, when the loaves and the fishes, the salt and the sugar, the pork and the butter, shared the same watery fate. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  14. Let us hope that what the guests so lost was made up to them on the following day, by an absence of those ill effects which sometimes attend upon the consumption of rich viands – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  15. The tray and the viands on it flew every- which- way. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  16. With many bows he led me into a handsome dining- hall, when what was my surprise to find O'Driscoll and another officer seated at a table with an abundance of viands spread before them, and wine of various sorts sparkling in decanters by their side. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. Seated in a high chair, attended by a dreamily abstracted nurse on one side, an utterly perfunctory negro waiter on the other, and an incongruous assortment of disregarded viands before him, he was taking- or, rather, declining- his solitary breakfast. – The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  18. Eat, Isaac- eat; yonder are viands prepared for thee; eat, and spare not. – Leila or, The Siege of Granada, Book V. by Edward Bulwer Lytton