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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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I always related to him, not so much because I had a particular interest in model armed forces, but because I shared his tendency to stoutness.
Dressed always in full clerical attire, his vest buttoned to the throat, a white cravat, that reminded you that perhaps there had been a time when it was immaculate, but that time was in the grim and dizzy long ago; a shining black hat, sleek in spots, looking for all the world as if it had been treated with beeswax and tallow; black trousers, ornamented with tobacco juice and bulging slightly at the knees; rattling grey and white celluloid cuffs and collar; smoothly shaven saddle colored face, large gray eyes; of medium height, inclined to stoutness and a self-conscious, self-important air.
Blues' defensive stoutness, particularly in the second-half, was the key to this triumph.
And the Bluebirds' stoutness was to get its reward in a two-minute goal blitz.
(23) Pangle argues that the term (he translates it as 'stoutness of soul') (24) primarily means 'courage'.
Because of its stoutness and giant ridge, the moon looks like an oversized walnut.
(111) In her discussion of the Tatar Yoke, Catherine complained that the invaders had done "much evil to Christians [and] to the Russian land." (112) She praised Russian opponents of the Tatars in religious terms, citing, for example, the "Christian stoutness" of Mikhail of Chernigov.
But he also believes the intrinsic stoutness of the system, and the strength of its regional structures had proved over the years that the capacity to deal with the problem existed.
Percival's apparent feebleness in command in Malaya was in sharp contrast to his stoutness in captivity.
The continuing downward trend and worsening of public finances in the eurozone, poses an extreme danger about the stoutness of our economy, especially as far as the financial services is concerned, where trust is a fundamental precondition.
in Crimp 158) but also because of the textural qualities the material itself transmits, as for example impenetrability, permanence, and stoutness. By manipulating the material Serra is able to challenge these qualities, bending the strict qualitative definition of the medium and incorporating lightness, elasticity, and mutability into the artwork.