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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A midmorning break for refreshments taken between breakfast and lunch, usually around 11am.
[Double plural of eleven, perhaps as ellipsis of eleven hours (eleven o'clock).]
"There at Delecta Dyer's elevenses became Geoff Dyer's heaven, so
much the focus of his life that impatiently he took his elevenses earlier
and earlier until they were finished by 8.45am and the day lay before him,
empty as a donut hole, all happiness shot."
"And if you really must stay for a bite of lunch after you've finished off
your elevenses, there are sandwiches, salads, and soups freshly prepared
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. -French proverb