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  • n  a stock or supply of foods
  • n  a choice or delicious dish

  • He loves nothing quite so much as supping in state at a Cardinal's Palace with twinkling candles on the table and viands of the best.
  • Raised in Beijing's Forbidden City and brought to the throne by Empress Dowager Ci Xi, Pu Yi had no set meal times; his command--"Transmit the viands!"--produced instant imperial .
  • For the first time in 400 years the kitchens of Hampton Court Palace, whence came the viands of Cardinal Wolsey and florid Henry VIII, were thrown open to the public.
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  • Couple die within hours of each other
    A husband and wife who eloped in 1942 and were married for more than seven decades died hours apart this week at a hospice in northern Illinois. Family members say Robert and Nora Viands were insepar
    Aug. 31, 2013 - Jacksonville Journal-Courier
  • Couple Married for 71 Years Die Hours Apart
    Family members say Robert and Nora Viands were inseparable.        
    Aug. 30, 2013 - ABC News
  • Rockford couple married for 71 years die hours apart
    Siblings Bob Viands (from left) Beverly Viands, Barb Milton and Bill Viands are interviewed about their parents, Robert and Nora Viands, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center in Rockford.
    Aug. 30, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star

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