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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fry  \Fry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fried};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Frying}.]  [OE.  frien,  F.  frire,  fr  L.  frigere  to  roast, 
  parch,  fry,  cf  Gr  ?,  Skr.  bhrajj  Cf  {Fritter}.] 
  To  cook  in  a  pan  or  on  a  griddle  (esp.  with  the  use  of  fat, 
  butter,  or  olive  oil)  by  heating  over  a  fire;  to  cook  in 
  boiling  lard  or  fat;  as  to  fry  fish;  to  fry  doughnuts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frying  \Fry"ing\,  n. 
  The  process  denoted  by  the  verb  fry. 
 
  {Frying  pan},  an  iron  pan  with  a  long  handle,  used  for  frying 
  meat.  vegetables,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frying 
  n  :  cooking  in  fat  or  oil  in  a  pan  or  griddle  [syn:  {sauteing}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FRYING-:PAN:,  n.  One  part  of  the  penal  apparatus  employed  in  that 
  punitive  institution,  a  woman's  kitchen.  The  frying-pan  was  invented 
  by  Calvin,  and  by  him  used  in  cooking  span-long  infants  that  had  died 
  without  baptism;  and  observing  one  day  the  horrible  torment  of  a  tramp 
  who  had  incautiously  pulled  a  fried  babe  from  the  waste-dump  and 
  devoured  it  it  occurred  to  the  great  divine  to  rob  death  of  its 
  terrors  by  introducing  the  frying-pan  into  every  household  in  Geneva. 
  Thence  it  spread  to  all  corners  of  the  world,  and  has  been  of 
  invaluable  assistance  in  the  propagation  of  his  sombre  faith.  The 
  following  lines  (said  to  be  from  the  pen  of  his  Grace  Bishop  Potter) 
  seem  to  imply  that  the  usefulness  of  this  utensil  is  not  limited  to 
  this  world;  but  as  the  consequences  of  its  employment  in  this  life 
  reach  over  into  the  life  to  come  so  also  itself  may  be  found  on  the 
  other  side  rewarding  its  devotees: 
 
  Old  Nick  was  summoned  to  the  skies. 
  Said  Peter:  "Your  intentions 
  Are  good,  but  you  lack  enterprise 
  Concerning  new  inventions. 
 
  "Now,  broiling  in  an  ancient  plan 
  Of  torment,  but  I  hear  it 
  Reported  that  the  frying-pan 
  Sears  best  the  wicked  spirit. 
 
  "Go  get  one  --  fill  it  up  with  fat  -- 
  Fry  sinners  brown  and  good  in't." 
  "I  know  a  trick  worth  two  o'  that," 
  Said  Nick  --  "I'll  cook  their  food  in't." 
 
 




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