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Sketches by Boz

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

A collection of sketches of life and manners, by Dickens, first published in various periodicals, and in book form in 1836–7 (in one volume, 1839).

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stout

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Stout was originally simply a colloquial epithet for ‘strong beer’. Its use for a specific sort of dark, fairly bitter and creamy variety of beer seems to have originated in...

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ginger nut

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

In the eighteenth century, sweet ginger-flavoured biscuits were known as gingerbread nuts (‘We beg the receipt of your gingerbread nuts,’ wrote Joseph Jekyll in a letter dated 1775). Around...

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