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cream


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cream  \Cream\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Creamed}  (kr?md);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Creaming}.] 
  1.  To  skim,  or  take  off  by  skimming,  as  cream. 
 
  2.  To  take  off  the  best  or  choicest  part  of 
 
  3.  To  furnish  with  or  as  with  cream. 
 
  Creaming  the  fragrant  cups.  --Mrs. 
  Whitney. 
 
  {To  cream  butter}  (Cooking),  to  rub,  stir,  or  beat  butter 
  till  it  is  of  a  light  creamy  consistency. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cream  \Cream\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  or  become  covered  with  cream;  to  become  thick  like 
  cream;  to  assume  the  appearance  of  cream;  hence  to  grow 
  stiff  or  formal;  to  mantle. 
 
  There  are  a  sort  of  men  whose  visages  Do  cream  and 
  mantle  like  a  standing  pool.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cream  \Cream\  (kr[=e]m),  n.  [F.  cr[^e]me,  perh.  fr  LL  crema 
  cream  of  milk;  cf  L.  cremor  thick  juice  or  broth,  perh.  akin 
  to  cremare  to  burn.] 
  1.  The  rich,  oily,  and  yellowish  part  of  milk,  which  when 
  the  milk  stands  unagitated,  rises,  and  collects  on  the 
  surface.  It  is  the  part  of  milk  from  which  butter  is 
  obtained. 
 
  2.  The  part  of  any  liquor  that  rises,  and  collects  on  the 
  surface.  [R.] 
 
  3.  A  delicacy  of  several  kinds  prepared  for  the  table  from 
  cream,  etc.,  or  so  as  to  resemble  cream. 
 
  4.  A  cosmetic;  a  creamlike  medicinal  preparation. 
 
  In  vain  she  tries  her  paste  and  creams,  To  smooth 
  her  skin  or  hide  its  seams.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  5.  The  best  or  choicest  part  of  a  thing  the  quintessence; 
  as  the  cream  of  a  jest  or  story;  the  cream  of  a 
  collection  of  books  or  pictures. 
 
  Welcome,  O  flower  and  cream  of  knights  errant. 
  --Shelton. 
 
  {Bavarian  cream},  a  preparation  of  gelatin,  cream,  sugar,  and 
  eggs,  whipped;  --  to  be  eaten  cold. 
 
  {Cold  cream},  an  ointment  made  of  white  wax,  almond  oil,  rose 
  water,  and  borax,  and  used  as  a  salve  for  the  hands  and 
  lips. 
 
  {Cream  cheese},  a  kind  of  cheese  made  from  curd  from  which 
  the  cream  has  not  been  taken  off  or  to  which  cream  has 
  been  added. 
 
  {Cream  gauge},  an  instrument  to  test  milk,  being  usually  a 
  graduated  glass  tube  in  which  the  milk  is  placed  for  the 
  cream  to  rise. 
 
  {Cream  nut},  the  Brazil  nut. 
 
  {Cream  of  lime}. 
  a  A  scum  of  calcium  carbonate  which  forms  on  a  solution 
  of  milk  of  lime  from  the  carbon  dioxide  of  the  air. 
  b  A  thick  creamy  emulsion  of  lime  in  water. 
 
  {Cream  of  tartar}  (Chem.),  purified  tartar  or  argol;  so 
  called  because  of  the  crust  of  crystals  which  forms  on  the 
  surface  of  the  liquor  in  the  process  of  purification  by 
  recrystallization.  It  is  a  white  crystalline  substance, 
  with  a  gritty  acid  taste,  and  is  used  very  largely  as  an 
  ingredient  of  baking  powders;  --  called  also  {potassium 
  bitartrate},  {acid  potassium  tartrate},  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cream 
  adj  :  thick  like  cream  [syn:  {creamy},  {cream(a)},  {soupy}] 
  n  1:  the  best  people  or  things  in  a  group  "the  cream  of 
  England's  young  men  were  killed  in  the  Great  War"  [syn: 
  {pick}] 
  2:  the  part  of  milk  containing  the  butterfat 
  3:  any  of  various  substances  resembling  cream  that  have  a 
  soothing  effect  when  applied  to  the  skin  [syn:  {ointment}, 
  {emollient}] 
  v  1:  make  cream  by  beating 
  2:  put  on  cream,  as  on  one's  face  or  body 
  3:  remove  from  the  surface;  "skim  cream  from  the  surface  of 
  milk"  [syn:  {skim},  {skim  off},  {cream  off}] 
  4:  add  cream  to  one's  coffee,  for  example 




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