• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Masticable Capable of being masticated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • masticable Capable of being chewed; susceptible of mastication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Masticable that may be chewed
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. masticāre, -ātummastiche, mastic.


In literature:

A college student doesn't know how to masticate without an assistant or two.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Wherever the meat came from it could be masticated with some effort.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
A man perceives ripe fruit; he stretches out his hand, plucks, masticates, swallows, and digests it.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
Day was fairly broke when he had ended the process of mastication, and he bethought him of descending from the rock to arouse the sleepers.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Gum mastic dissolved in alcohol, and white shellac dissolved in naphtha, are two other white cements.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
When masticated and prepared, it is a substitute for costly gums as applied to numerous purposes.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
Suction is so much more romantic than mastication.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Water may be taken freely during mealtime; not, however, for the purpose of washing down half-masticated food.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
But, if sufficiently masticated, it was nutritious and healthful, and we all liked it.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
What has been said concerning the mastication of starches applies with almost equal force to other foods.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris

In poetry:

And frequently when Hunger's pangs
Assailed that callow pup,
He masticated boots and gloves
Or chewed a door-mat up.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
Smith bit the h off short and ate it;
Griggs from the thoug chewed off the g;
Brown snapped off u to masticate it,
And tho alone was left for three.
"Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; III:" by Ellis Parker Butler
For having spread her simple board
With grapes, and peaches, milk, and flowers,
She strewed sweet mastic o'er the sward,
And waited through the bridal hours
Step of her lord.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Friend, there's a hope for me and you:
Let us resolve to chew and chew
With molars strong;
The man who learns to masticate
With patience may control his fate,
His life prolong.
"Cows" by Robert W Service
Thence flaws of song, with charming chords between,
Swept through the olive groves and dusky vines,
And through the mastic and Aleppo pines
To the rose-bannered garden walls of Mitylene.
"The Orphic Legacy" by Maurice Thompson
How the graceless-graceful stride of the elephant was eyed,
And the capers of the little horse that cantered at his side!
How the shambling camels, tame to the plaudits of their fame,
With listless eyes came silent, masticating as they came.
"The Circus-Day Parade" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Alicudi is a small and seemingly perfect cone of dark rock, dotted with pale green cactus and deeper green mastic bushes.
Boa constrictor abandoned in Mastic.
Boa constrictor abandoned in Mastic.
Giant cell tumor of the masticator space: Case report and literature review.
The spate of gators started a week ago in Mastic.
A Magnolia Avenue posted a sign asks drivers to move down the street with caution before floodwaters began to recede on Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, in Mastic Beach, N.Y.
It was found in a broken fish tank in Mastic.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Masticate To Lose Weight - (Stacia Naquin).
Daniel Brennan, 2011 An empty classroom at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach.
Mastic Beach Mayor Bill Biondi looks over a map of the flooding in his community from Hurricane Sandy.
Police say Robert Bailey syphoned the oil from foreclosed homes in Mastic Beach.
1 hurt in Mastic Beach fire.
A plea to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored is posted on a barrier Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, in Mastic Beach, N.Y.
A Standing Ovation from Mastic Home Exteriors.
Kevin McAllister stands on the dock at Forge River Marina in Mastic and points south, across the cold waters, to the 3.2-mile long tributary's mouth, where it empties into Moriches Bay.