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1‘he went three days without food’
nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence, fare, bread, daily bread
cooking, baking, cuisine
foodstuffs, edibles, refreshments, meals, provisions, rations, stores, supplies
informal eats, eatables, nosh, grub, chow, nibbles
British informal scoff, tuck
North American informal chuck
archaic victuals, vittles, viands, commons, meat
rare comestibles, provender, aliment, commissariat, viaticum
2‘food for the cattle and horses’
fodder, feed, forage, herbage, pasturage, silage
rare comestibles, provender
mental stimulation, mental nourishment, something to think about, something to be seriously considered
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