Being aware that she was a woman of culture his desire was simply to supply her with the pabulum that she would expect.
pabulum is nothing without a preëxisting "something" to dispose of it.
Of the four cells only the third develops into an ovum; the remainder are used as pabulum.
If they do not, no pabulum ever after, will their indurated tissues assimilate.
It offered no pabulum to the wrongdoer in the form of compensation for stolen humanity.
They mean that the public is to be given up, not as a heathen land for conversion, but simply as a pabulum for experiment.
Inflammable matter may be considered as the pabulum of life.
Bearcroft the classic observed to him, that learning was pabulum animi, food of the mind.
But our ingenious professor of Jena dispenses with both the hare and the curry, in serving up his pabulum to the "protamoebæ."
To remove the leaves and fallen twigs is to withdraw much of the pabulum upon which the tree was destined to feed.
"food" for anything, 1670s, from Latin pabulum "fodder, food, nourishment," from PIE root *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food) + instrumentive suffix *-dhlom.
Pablum (1932), derived from this, is a trademark (Mead Johnson & Co.) for a soft, bland cereal used as a food for infants and weak and invalid people, hence figurative use (attested from 1970, first by U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew) in reference to "mushy" political prose.