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morsel
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

4 uses
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Definition
a very small quantity — usually of food
  • Hunger made viands once repugnant, now acceptable; he held the plate in his hand for an hour at a time, and gazed thoughtfully at the morsel of bad meat, of tainted fish, of black and mouldy bread.
    Chapters 15-16 (16% in)
  • Then they began to pass around the dusky, piquant, Arlesian sausages, and lobsters in their dazzling red cuirasses, prawns of large size and brilliant color, the echinus with its prickly outside and dainty morsel within, the clovis, esteemed by the epicures of the South as more than rivalling the exquisite flavor of the oyster,—all the delicacies, in fact, that are cast up by the wash of waters on the sandy beach, and styled by the grateful fishermen "fruits of the sea."
    Chapters 5-6 (12% in)
  • The damp had rendered it friable, and Dantes was able to break it off—in small morsels, it is true, but at the end of half an hour he had scraped off a handful; a mathematician might have calculated that in two years, supposing that the rock was not encountered, a passage twenty feet long and two feet broad, might be formed.
    Chapters 15-16 (33% in)
  • Ah, those gentlemen never choose the worst morsels; like Mere Simon's son, who has not chosen the worst strawberries.
    Chapters 61-62 (19% in)

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