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STEWS, Eng. law., Places formerly permitted in England to women of professed lewdness, and who, for hire, would prostitute their bodies to all comers.
     2. These places were so called because the dissolute persons who visited them prepared themselves by bathing; the word stews being derived from the old French estuves, stove, or hot bath. 3 Inst. 205.

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A simmering pot of fragrant stew earns top honors when it comes to comfort food, but the comfort doubles when it is topped with fluffy dumplings.
Kerala Style Vegetable Stew This is Indian style vegetable stew that gives you a flavour of the authentic cuisine of 'God's Own Country' -- Kerala.
A stew doesn't need to contain red meat, cooked for hours to a rib-sticking, rich hearty meal.
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Saveur: Soups and Stews comes from the editors of Saveur food magazine who gather over a hundred recipes for soups and stews from around the world, pairing these with color photos throughout which display recipes for seasonal fare and regional world cuisines.
The recipes she shares include how to cook various parts of the pig from the router to the tooter ; other meat dishes, including everything from stewed turkey wings and pot roast to a Low Country boil; what Tyson calls stone soul sides, including crackling cornbread, hoecakes, and, of course, different kinds of greens; soups and stews including oxtail and fish head stew and Everything in It Vegetable Soup ; and desserts to sell your soul for.
The club will welcome representatives from the charities it supporta to share a warm fire, savory stews and their stories of giving.
based company say that Caru Natural Stews for Dogs are made with 100% human-grade ingredients, as certified by the FDA.
Gailen David and Bobby Laurie, better known as "The Savvy Stews," had their flight paths cross in 2010 at a conference connecting travel bloggers.
Last year, I bought a tiny cast-iron pot to make stews for two.