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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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prandial (adjective) PRAN-di-ul

Relating to a midday meal (usually used humorously).

Travel professionals say that France, Spain and Italy remain by far gastronauts' prandial playgrounds, though in recent years they have established beachheads in Argentina, Chile, Australia and Southeast Asia.

Bryan Miller, The New York Times, 2 January 2005. New York Times

She tangles with a snobbish Georgetown restaurant when she takes her Auntie Zora of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, to lunch and is given a table almost as remote from the prandial power center as Saskatchewan itself.

Florence King, The New York Times, 26 January 1986, New York Times
reviewing Sondra Gotlieb's Wife of . . . An Irreverent Account of Life in Powertown. Amazon

Ackroyd is a truly heroic drinker. One reporter recorded the author demolishing four pre-prandial whiskies, two bottles of wine over the meal and a brandy to wash it down.

John Sutherland, Guardian, 9 October 2000. Guardian

It is not Broadway that is the Main Street of New York, but the long, thin, prandial Speakers' Table, and every familiar - too, too familiar - face along it knows intimately and detests furiously all the other inevitable and self-opening faces there.

Sinclair Lewis, Gideon Planish. Amazon

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