One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Food.‘we canny go out on an empty belly—any chance of some scran?’
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- ‘Then again, the gluttony factor is probably less to do with location than their all-new menu, stuffed to the margins with tantalising Italian scran.’
- ‘In only three hours with the food guru they whipped up some lovely scran.’
- ‘We found a nice little French restaurant in an out of the way back street that served up a decent bit of scran with a pleasant drop of plonk to boot.’
- ‘It was nice scran too, although the ham sandwiches were a bit chewy.’
- ‘After a good shop we hit the local for a bit of scran, and a few bevvies of course.’
Early 18th century (denoting a bill at an inn): of unknown origin.
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