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dumpling


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dumpling  \Dump"ling\,  n.  [Dimin.  of  dump  an  illshapen  piece;  cf 
  D.  dompelen  to  plunge,  dip,  duck,  Scot.  to  dump  in  to  plunge 
  into  and  E.  dump,  v.  t.] 
  A  roundish  mass  of  dough  boiled  in  soup,  or  as  a  sort  of 
  pudding;  often  a  cover  of  paste  inclosing  an  apple  or  other 
  fruit,  and  boiled  or  baked;  as  an  apple  dumpling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crust  \Crust\  (kr?st),  n.  [L.  crusta:  cf  OF  crouste,  F. 
  cro[^u]te;  prob.  akin  to  Gr  ?????  ice,  E.  crystal,  from  the 
  same  root  as  E.  crude,  raw.  See  {Raw},  and  cf  {Custard}.] 
  1.  The  hard  external  coat  or  covering  of  anything  the  hard 
  exterior  surface  or  outer  shell;  an  incrustation;  as  a 
  crust  of  snow. 
 
  I  have  known  the  statute  of  an  emperor  quite  hid 
  under  a  crust  of  dross.  --Addison. 
 
  Below  this  icy  crust  of  conformity,  the  waters  of 
  infidelity  lay  dark  and  deep  as  ever.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  (Cookery) 
  a  The  hard  exterior  or  surface  of  bread,  in  distinction 
  from  the  soft  part  or  crumb;  or  a  piece  of  bread  grown 
  dry  or  hard. 
  b  The  cover  or  case  of  a  pie,  in  distinction  from  the 
  soft  contents. 
  c  The  dough,  or  mass  of  doughy  paste,  cooked  with  a 
  potpie;  --  also  called  {dumpling}. 
 
  Th'  impenetrable  crust  thy  teeth  defies. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  He  that  keeps  nor  crust  nor  crumb.  --Shak. 
 
  They  .  .  .  made  the  crust  for  the  venison  pasty. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  (Geol.)  The  exterior  portion  of  the  earth,  formerly 
  universally  supposed  to  inclose  a  molten  interior. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  shell  of  crabs,  lobsters,  etc 
 
  5.  (Med.)  A  hard  mass,  made  up  of  dried  secretions  blood,  or 
  pus,  occurring  upon  the  surface  of  the  body. 
 
  6.  An  incrustation  on  the  interior  of  wine  bottles,  the 
  result  of  the  ripening  of  the  wine;  a  deposit  of  tartar, 
  etc  See  {Beeswing}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dumpling 
  n  1:  small  balls  or  strips  of  boiled  or  steamed  dough  [syn:  {dumplings}] 
  2:  dessert  made  by  baking  fruit  wrapped  in  pastry 




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