Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Bubble and Squeak.

 Bubble (A).Bucca. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bubble and Squeak.
 
Cold boiled meat and greens fried. They first bubbled in water when boiled, and afterwards hissed or squeaked in the frying-pan.   1
   Something pretentious, but of no real value, such as “rank and title,” or a bit of ribbon in one’s button hole.   2
 


 Bubble (A).Bucca. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors