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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Serve with the stew or skip the stew and serve the White ekuru with a chilled soft drink.
The rice-and-beef stew dinner, which would be served at 6 p.m., is mainly meant for Muslim residents in the city, who will be breaking their fast this period of Ramadhan.
Planning committee member, Councillor Kevin Pardy, said that with no-one motivated to restore the building to its original status, Mr Leese's plan was the best option for the future of The Stew.
INGREDIENTS 2 pounds or so of beef chuck roast, weighed after trimming and cut in 1 1/2" cubes OR 2 pounds beef stew meat, already cut up 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped--about 3 cups 3 ribs of celery cut in diagonal pieces 4 to 5 medium carrots, peeled, cut in 1/2" pieces 1 1/4 cups tomato juice OR 1 1/4 cups beef broth mixed with 2 to 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1/3 cup minute/quick-cooking tapioca 2 to 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dried basil Up to 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) 4 to 5 medium-sized red or Yukon gold potatoes cut in nice sized chunks, 2 pounds or so Handful fresh parsley, chopped for garnish (optional) INSTRUCTIONS 1.
Growing up, a stew was served to us at least one weeknight, as being part of a large family a big pot of stew was an economical way to feed the many hungry mouths.
One such meal that comes to my mind is the fish stew. It is easy to prepare.
Do yourself a favor and cook this stew on a weekend, and if you can delay gratification, eat it a day after you've made it.
When the chicken stew is cooked, take it off the heat and add the parsley.
The official range stew recipe is a closely guarded secret but a handful of army veterans helped the supermarket recreate this army classic.
Stew and would draw pictures of fishing and drinking beer together, explained his family.
If the thought of an irresistible stew resonates with you, then come along on a most unusual travel adventure!