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Word Example of - boil-down

    Example Sentences for boil

    Boil them about three quarters of an hour, or till quits tender.

    Then put to boil in water seasoned with salt or, better still, in broth.

    It may be drunk hot or cold, but in any case must never be allowed to boil.

    Boil the macaroni in salted water until tender and drain them.

    Bring to the boil a cupful of water and a tablespoonful of butter.

    Boil the fish and, when it is left warm in its broth, prepare the sauce.

    Mow chases in a spoon and tub, big clam, mow places in a boil a piece.

    Mix and boil for ten minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.

    Boil the eggs in their shell for ten minutes and for every hard yolk take one large anchovy or two small.

    Put one quart of milk on the fire, and when it begins to boil, put two third lb.

Word Origin & History of - boil-down

    Word Origin & History

    boil early 13c., from O.Fr. bolir "boil, bubble up, ferment, gush" (12c., Mod.Fr. bouillir), from L. bullire "to bubble, seethe," from bulla "a bubble, knob" (see bull (2)). The native word is seethe. Figurative sense of "to agitate the feelings" is from 1640s."I am impatient, and my blood boyls high." [Thomas Otway, "Alcibiades," 1675]Boiling point is recorded from 1773.