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[mass noun] Porridge made by stirring oatmeal in boiling water or milk.
- ‘Part of the route will cover the famous ‘Stirabout Road’ built during the famine years with daily payment being a bowl of ‘stirabout’.’
- ‘Also available was a sample of the Workhouse inmates diet of some carefully measured and rigidly controlled amounts of bread and stirabout, washed down with cocoa or a nip of whiskey.’
- ‘People on the plains of Tara built the morning fires, cooked stirabout in their pots.’
- ‘Many eat oatmeal stirabout or porridge for breakfast.’
- ‘They ate thin stirabout drank water and maybe a potato or two.’
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