British lion

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the national emblem of Great Britain.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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AN American Statesman who had twisted the tail of the British Lion until his arms ached was at last rewarded by a sharp, rasping sound.
"Agony I know not!" said the British Lion, yawning; "the swivel in my tail needs a few drops of oil, that is all."
The little governess patronised him and persiffled him until this young British Lion felt quite uneasy; nor could he muster sufficient presence of mind to find a pretext for backing out of this most delectable conversation.
British Lion eggs is calling on UK food businesses to make plans for British Egg Week, which runs from October 7-13.
Now he has teamed up with British Lion eggs to create some healthy, fuss-free recipes.
SMOKED HADDOCK SCOTCH EGGS INGREDIENTS (SERVES 1) 1 large British Lion egg; 60g un-dyed smoked, skinned haddock fillet cut into small pieces; 60g cooked mashed potato; 1/2tsp fresh dill, finely chopped; 1 tbsp plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper; 1 large British Lion egg, beaten; 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs; salt and pepper; 1 tbsp vegetable oil METHOD: 1.
Crack 2 large British Lion eggs into the bowl, season with salt and ground black pepper and beat together with a fork.
FEELING "hangry" is getting a grip on the nation as 79% of Brits admit to feelings of irritability and bad temper due to hunger, according to research by British Lion Eggs for British Egg Week, which runs until tomorrow.
eggs without needing to hardboil them, so long as they bear the British Lion mark," Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency, said in a press release Wednesday.
SERVES 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes 3 tbsp olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 500g small potatoes, sliced 1/2 cm thick 1 large onion, sliced 1 red pepper, sliced 150g kale, thick stalks discarded, chopped 6 large British Lion eggs, beaten 50g anchovy fillets in oil, drained and chopped | Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/ Gas 5.
Although there was strong interest from the rabidly fanatical Maiden fan base, it is clear that British Lion gives Harris the opportunity to step away from the bombastic histrionics of Maiden with the siren vocals and galloping basslines to cover something in an altogether more melodic classic rock style with a distinct 70s feel.
The couple, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary yesterday, revealed Natasha, 25, is pregnant again by the 32-yearold former British Lion. They split after just nine months of marriage and she later lost a baby.

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