- n a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
- They fed pork and lamb, fish, chicken and guinea-hen, eggs and milk, toast gruel, oatmeal, rolls, potatoes, vegetables.
- She reaches into her apron and pulls out a handful of semi-rotten, bug-infested millet, which will be the basis for the gruel she will prepare for the meal that evening.
- He'd pictured small children consuming the golden gruel their mothers would make, knowing that it would sharpen their eyesight and strengthen their resistance to infectious diseases.
- Barack Obama in USA Today
For his part, Obama said the criticism of Kagan has been "pretty thin gruel."
- Charles Dickens in AFP
In "Oliver Twist," Dickens wrote, the orphans were given "three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week and half a roll on Sunday."
- Howard Hampton in Canada.com
Training for 20,000 when over 200,000 have lost their job is pretty thin gruel,Hampton said. "What happens to the other 180,000?"