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  • However, he was able to safely store perishables for the first time in his life.
  • Formerly it had a roof made of perishable materials; now only the stone walls remain.
  • This, however, might be a sixth sense, no less material and perishable in its character than the others. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 38, December, 1860
  • They are a perishable fruit and so do not keep well. Cited from Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
  • He would be using his own vital force to preserve the perishable property of another. Cited from Usury, by Calvin Elliott
  • All of him that is dead, they lay there, near the perishable substance of his mother. Cited from Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens
  • It uses up the finest and most perishable parts of a woman's nature. Cited from Superseded, by May Sinclair
  • He would rather have any star for his crown of glory than tons of perishable gold. Cited from Among the Forces, by Henry White Warren
  • There is no possession more perishable, more delicate, than the human voice. Cited from For Every Music Lover, by Aubertine Woodward Moore
  • It is highly perishable but easy to eat especially in hot weather.
  • I dread your perishable gold: Come near me now; the years are few. Cited from Forty-Two Poems by James Elroy Flecker
  • The Duke never sent them on, but then they were perishable. Cited from Berry And Co., by Dornford Yates
  • They wrote on perishable materials, such as large leaves, and also created inscriptions in stone.
  • They cost from three to five dollars per pair, which was very high for an article so perishable in its nature. Cited from Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made, by James D. McCabe, Jr.
  • "We must use the most perishable first and keep the best preserved for our voyage." Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Every man was great in its eyes, not by his perishable members, but by his immortal soul. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, January 1873, Vol. 11, Nol. 22, by Various
  • In most cases they are made from cross cut and applied palm leaf and therefore are quite perishable.
  • As has been shown, meat is both an expensive and a perishable food. Cited from Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
  • Its earliest settlement consisted of a small residential community with perishable structure.
  • Beyond all doubt they regarded me as perishable freight; so I hardly saw any of the fighting. Cited from Jimgrim and Allah's Peace, by Talbot Mundy
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Meaning of perishable

  • noun Food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated
  • adjective Liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay
    this minute and perishable planet, perishable foods such as butter and fruit