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brewis


brewis


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brewis  \Brew"is\,  n.  [OE.  brewis,  brouwys  browesse  brewet,  OF 
  brouet,  -s  being  the  OF  ending  of  the  nom.  sing.  and  acc. 
  pl.;  dim.  of  OHG.  brod.  [root]93.  See  {Broth},  and  cf 
  {Brose}.] 
  1.  Broth  or  pottage.  [Obs.] 
 
  Let  them  of  their  Bonner's  ``beef''  and  ``broth'' 
  make  what  brewis  they  please  for  their  credulous 
  guests.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  2.  Bread  soaked  in  broth,  drippings  of  roast  meat,  milk,  or 
  water  and  butter.