Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Word of the Week: Lunch, Luncheon

As much food as one's hand can hold.

When hungry thou stood'st staring, like an oaf
I slic'd the luncheon from the barley loaf;
With crumbled bread I thicken'd well the mess.

- Gay.

From: Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology

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