• A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676
    A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bacon back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
    • n Bacon English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    • n Bacon English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Wiltshire bacon Wiltshire bacon
Bacon's book-plate Bacon's book-plate

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers
    • n Bacon The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Francis Bacon died of hypothermia while trying to freeze a chicken by stuffing it with snow.
    • n bacon Hog's flesh, especially the back and sides, salted or pickled and dried, usually in smoke.
    • n bacon Pork.
    • n bacon A hog; hence, a grossly fat person.
    • n bacon A rustic; a clown: in allusion to the fact that swine's flesh was the meat chiefly eaten by the rural population.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1926, when a Los Angeles restaurant owner with the all-American name of Bob Cobb was looking for a way to use up leftovers, he threw together some avocado, celery, tomato, chives, watercress, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, bacon, and Roquefort cheese, and named it after himself: Cobb salad.
    • n Bacon bā′kn swine's flesh salted or pickled and dried:
    • n Bacon bā′kn (Shak.) a rustic, 'chaw-bacon.'—To save or sell one's bacon, i.e. one's own flesh or body.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    “In Plato's opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon's opinion, philosophy was made for man.”
  • William Cooke Taylor
    William Cooke Taylor
    “We have found that morals are not, like bacon, to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine, to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey, to be preserved in cells.”


Bring home the bacon - A person who brings home the bacon earns the money that a family live on.
Save someone's bacon - If something saves your bacon, it saves your life or rescues you from a desperate situation. People can also save your bacon.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of bacon, ham; akin to E. back,. Cf. Back, the back side
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bacon, of Teut. origin; cf. Old High Ger. bahho, bacho; Ger. bache.


In literature:

Place in roasting pan, putting one slice of bacon on each piece of rabbit.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
He was a mathematician, thus walking in the footsteps of Roger Bacon.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Miss Bacon's figure, like her furniture, seemed to have taken on a coating of dust.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
Cut holes in the meat 1 or 2 inches apart and stuff bits of the bacon and chopped onion into the holes.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Bacon.= Cut side of bacon in half lengthwise.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Bacon, origin of the family name, 41.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
A bit of bacon and stale bread!
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
He wondered if there would be bacon and eggs for breakfast.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
Mary can give ye some bacon and eggs and potatoes for supper whilst ye dry your coats.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
As for Shakespere-Bacon theories, and that kind of folly, they are scarcely worthy even of mention.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Very little is known of Bacon's early life and education.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
These salads make an agreeable addition to the dry bread and cheese, or bacon.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
All about Bacon writing Shakespeare's plays, an' how Bacon was a son of Queen Elizabeth.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Puckering, Egerton, and Francis Bacon certainly inhabited it in succession.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
Among these appear the names of Francis Bacon, Ratke, Milton, Comenius, Rollin, Fenelon, and Locke.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Obviously the Assembly and the governor rushed Bacon's Laws through in a desperate, last minute attempt to appease Bacon and his men.
"Bacon's Rebellion, 1676" by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
We can make some coffee, boil the potatoes, and fry the bacon.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
Bacon, Lady, mother of Francis Bacon, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mrs. Crow paused in the act of paring slices from a side of bacon.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Some use two or three slices of fat bacon cut into small pieces for the browning.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various

In poetry:

Her kingdom was not bacon, no, nor
But things more costly still, too rare to
"The Street Player" by Fay Inchfawn
E--I've bought some bacon (Though it's much too fat),
But round the house there prowls a hideous cat;
Once should I see my bacon in her mouth,
What care I if my rooms look north or south?
"Eclogue:Composed at Cannes, December 9th, 1867" by Edward Lear
But it couldn't be helped, so his wife did her best;
The children were always respectably drest;
Went early to school; were put early to bed;
And had plenty of taters and bacon and bread.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
While you eat goose and capon, I'll feed on beef and bacon,
And piece of hard cheese now and than;
We pudding have, and souse, always ready in the house,
Which contents the honest husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
The cat, that was purrin' upon the cheekstane,
Thocht into hersel' that a feast was her ain,
Made a spring, took the bacon, but left the big tae,
An' alang wi't a hate for her kin' to this day.
"Jock Buchan" by Alexander Anderson
There's Red-farmer, dusty sweep,
(That's a famous sort to keep),
And Pink Eye, and rough-coated Rad,
Food for ladyship or Queen,
Bacon slice, or beef between,
And a jack of good ale let them add.
"Autumn And Winter." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

Jamie Bacon in prison in 2010.
The St Gregory's women's fell behind early and couldn't recover in a 3-1 loss to Bacone Tuesday at Father Victor Roberts Field.
Sept 19, 2012 12:32 a.m. Bacone's Shayla Beene had two goals in the game's first 27 minutes, proving to be enough for the visiting Warriors.
Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Pear Cider Gravy.
A bacon-herb paste stuffed under the turkey skin produces an incredibly moist and smoky bird—and gives an amazing pork flavor while using roughly half the amount of bacon called for in the bacon-wrapped turkey recipe.
The first thing you'll want to know about Fig is that it serves bacon-wrapped bacon, which is a warning shot fired over the heaving bow of S.S.
Gulf Oysters in season Beef Tenderloin Steaks Bacon Fresh Spinach Fresh sliced mushrooms Cajun blackening spice.
Filet wrapped in bacon, mom's chocolate chip cookies top Robert Dewey's to-do list as he mulls release from prison.
Even such treats as ham and eggs and crispy bacon just don't get one's motor running in the morning anymore.
Fire, Water and Fat: Science Used to Measure That Double Bacon Burger's Heft Isn't Perfect, but Comes Pretty Close.
IN 1890, a group of guys loaded down with enough whiskey and bacon to slow the healthiest of hearts tried to cross the Olympic Mountains by foot and raft.
If you can't get smoked fish, try using fresh cod or sole and adding bacon for smokiness.
New England Fish Chowder (Makes 8 to 12 servings) 4 to 5 pounds fresh or frozen haddock, cod, or other white fish fillets 3 to 4 strips lean bacon 1.
And I love their stuff more than bacon.
Sirloin burger with Irish cheddar and thick cut bacon from

In science:

So far we are able to reach 10% precision with the KSB method for a typical signal measured on sources at z = 1 (Erben et al. 2001, Bacon et al. 2001, Van Waerbeke et al. 2002).
Gravitational Lensing by Large Scale Structures: A Review
Kaplansky, Commutative Rings, Allyn and Bacon, Boston.
A Question about Differential Ideals
Kaplansky, Commutative Rings, Allyn and Bacon, Boston.
Constants of Differentiation and Differential Ideals
OASIS is an IFS based on the TIGER concept (Bacon et al. 1995) and is designed for high spatial resolution observations.
OASIS High-Resolution Integral Field Spectroscopy of the SAURON Ellipticals and Lenticulars
With the advent of integralfield spectroscopy (Bacon et al. 2002; de Zeeuw et al. 2002; Kelz, Roth & Becker 2003) this problem is substantially alleviated, and it is now time to reassess how the TVT is used to interpret kinematic data.
Rotation and anisotropy of galaxies revisited
Perhaps wisdom can be found in the words of Sir Francis Bacon, whose connection with Oxford was presented by Prof.
Beauty 2006 -- Conference Summary and Future Prospects
We would like to thank David Bacon, Ben Hoyle, Roy Maartens, Robert Nichol and Will Percival for helpful discussions.
Consistency test of general relativity from large scale structure of the Universe
We would like to thank Luca Amendola, David Bacon, Luigi Guzzo and Martin White for useful conversations. Y-SS and WJP are grateful to support from STFC.
Reconstructing the history of structure formation using redshift distortions
For example, Bacon et al. (2006) showed that (1 + o(1)) log2 N hidden subgroup states are necessary and sufficient to find a hidden reflection in the dihedral group of order 2 N .
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
This approach was considered in (Bacon et al., 2005, 2006) for certain semidirect product groups A ⋊ Z/pZ, where A is an Abelian group and p is prime.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
For example, the dihedral HSP corresponds to the average case subset sum problem (Bacon et al., 2006), which appears to be hard.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
And for the HSP in the Heisenberg group13 (Z/pZ)2 ⋊ Z/pZ, and more generally in any semidirect product (Z/pZ)r ⋊ Z/pZ, the average case problem is a problem of solving polynomial equations, which can be done efficiently using Gr ¨obner basis techniques provided r = O(1) (Bacon et al., 2005).
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
This single-register measurement is a much simpler procedure than either the Kuperberg sieve (Kuperberg, 2005) or the optimal measurement described in (Bacon et al., 2006), both of which correspond to highly entangled measurements.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
Spano et al. 2008), which uses a scanning Fabry-Perot and photon counting techniques, and the SAURON project (Bacon 2001), which uses a low dispersion IFU.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
Taxonomy of educational objectives, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, MA.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom