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alcoholic beverage: see beerbeer,
alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermenting cereals, especially malted barley, usually with the addition of hops as a flavoring agent and stabilizer. One of the oldest of alcoholic beverages (there is archaeological evidence dating to c.3000 B.C.
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strong porter highly flavoured with malt


Sir Robert. 1844--1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884--87)
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Murjanah's bloodstained robe is found and, assuming the stout-hearted lady is dead, the foreign emissaries accuse Sitt Bdour of murder and demand she be put on trial.
In the face of such blind fanaticism, it is extraordinary that there are still Somalis stout-hearted enough to try to maintain some semblance of civilized life in this war-ravaged country.
The stout-hearted Wales lock forward, who starred for Newport, Pontypridd and Newport Gwent Dragons before heading west to the big-spending Ospreys, began his international career 10 years ago.
Reduced to a humbling level of poverty, the two young women, their little sister and their mortified mother are saved by the offer of a modest cottage on the Devon estate of their rough-hewn but stout-hearted cousin Sir John Middleton (Mark Williams on fine form).
Birmingham City versus Aston Villa on Sunday not only sees stout-hearted, courageous players sweating blood and tears for their shirts - OK that may be going a bit far - but a clash of the tycoons in the directors' boxes.
TRIM CHALLENGE: Two barmaids at the Oxbridge Hotel in Stockton were making stout-hearted efforts to lose weight and become shadows of their former selves.
AN armed shop robber ran empty-handed almost directly into the arms of a passing police officer after a stout-hearted 76-year-old woman shop assistant sent him packing.
He's unflinching in his love for his country, yet he realises the debilitating effects the ferocious spotlight can have on players less stout-hearted than himself.
Despite the many challenges they face, Devine sees a bright future for regional drug chains--at least for the stout-hearted. "These chains can offer the kind of personalized service that is very, very hard to duplicate when you have 4,000 or 5,000 stores," he says.
Stout-hearted souls are being invited to journey through the twilight zone in Hamsterley Forest, near Bishop Auckland.
But at a two-hour-plus running time, only the most stout-hearted fans of cold-blooded art cinema will stick around to find out how much misery awaits the unwary and not-too-bright heroine.
A terrific snacking cheese, it is also the perfect component of a ploughman's lunch with salad or pickle, crusty bread, and a stout-hearted brew.