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palatable

(păl′ăt-ă-b'l) [L. palatum, palate]
Pleasing to the palate or taste, as food.
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With these she replaced some of the usa in her pocket-pouch, not only to insure a variety but because she found them more palatable. Occasionally she returned to the stream to drink, but each time moderately.
"Yes," said the old woman, "and as they prepare it, it is very palatable. You will grow very fond of it."
A preparation that renders the hook more palatable. The best kind is beauty.
The meagre herbage of the prairie, promised nothing, in favour of a hard and unyielding soil, over which the wheels of the vehicles rattled as lightly as if they travelled on a beaten road; neither wagons nor beasts making any deeper impression, than to mark that bruised and withered grass, which the cattle plucked, from time to time, and as often rejected, as food too sour, for even hunger to render palatable.
I shall now add a little milk to make the mixture palatable, and on presenting it to the dog we find that he laps it up readily enough."
'Mrs Quilp, pray ask the ladies to stop to supper, and have a couple of lobsters and something light and palatable.'
"Poor little souls, they will have a hard time, I'm afraid, but they won't suffer, and it will do them good," she said, producing the more palatable viands with which she had provided herself, and disposing of the bad breakfast, so that their feelings might not be hurt, a motherly little deception for which they were grateful.
It is a very genuine admiration, that with which persons too shy or too awkward to take a due part in the bustling world regard the real actors in life's stirring scenes; so genuine, in fact, that the former are usually fain to make it palatable to their self-love, by assuming that these active and forcible qualities are incompatible with others, which they choose to deem higher and more important.
A subject so momentous as that of suing Judge Temple was not very palatable to the present company in so public a place; and a short silence ensued, that was only interrupted by the opening of the door, and the entrance of Natty himself.
Many dosage forms and technologies trace their origins to the food industry, which continues to be a rich source of approaches, tools and methods that can be adapted by pharmaceutical scientists to develop palatable drug products.
"While manufacturers clearly recognise the demand for products that appear to be healthy, commercial pressure will ensure these products are highly palatable.
BIGGLES Film4 5.20PM Neil Dickson is the Great War flying ace, whisked to the present in tandem with his 'time twin' in a pathetic attempt to make Biggles palatable for American youngsters raised on cartoons and computers.