• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Masticator A machine for cutting meat into fine pieces for toothless people; also, a machine for cutting leather, India rubber, or similar tough substances, into fine pieces, in some processes of manufacture.
    • Masticator One who masticates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n masticator One who or that which masticates or chews. Specifically— A small kind of mincing-machine for cutting up meat for aged persons or others unable to chew properly
    • n masticator An attachment to a feed-cutter. It crushes, shreds, and mixes hay, corn, or other material cut in the feed-cutter, and is designed to render the feed more digestible and palatable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Masticator a machine for cutting up meat for people unable to chew: a machine used in purifying india-rubber
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. masticāre, -ātummastiche, mastic.


In literature:

Biscuit and crackers, softened or well masticated and salivated, taken with milk, mush, etc.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
The four kinds of food are: that which is masticated, that which is sucked, that which is licked, and that which is drunk.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
A lovely night to stay awake and smell the cake and masticate.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
The mastication that follows will then be more thorough and the digestion more complete.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
As it has no teeth it cannot masticate timber.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
He wanted me to sell him some mastic, but I refused.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The Admiral says that he knew it was mastic, though it ought to be gathered at the proper season.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
If I know anything about rage, Attorney Briggs is ready to masticate barbed wire.
"Homeburg Memories" by George Helgesen Fitch
Food can not be properly masticated without sound molars.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
Thorough mastication means masticating up to the point of involuntary swallowing.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Now did not the thorough mastication of that food increase the value of the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates?
"How to Eat" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
You got up from the table one minute and demand something to masticate the next!
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
Vampires live on blood, having no teeth suitable for mastication.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
The pupils will learn something about the proper selection of food and the importance of thorough mastication.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
Following his example, Bishr ibn U'l-Bara took a mouthful of meat; masticating and swallowing it.
"The Life of Mohammad" by Etienne Dinet
Raki and mastic, the favourite beverages of this part of Europe, are drinkable: that is all that can be said for them.
"Albania" by E. F. Knight
The saliva is, therefore, essential; and the mastication of dry food is required, to bring it forth from the glands of the mouth.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
It was not a sumptuous repast, but uncooked maize requires mastication, and that took up time.
"In the Permanent Way" by Flora Annie Steel
But then in neither group is there much mastication.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
John sat still, masticating his tooth-pick, being little concerned as to how they took his answer.
"Edith and John" by Franklin S. Farquhar

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
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
And this cur who bragged he'd dallied with the fairest of the fair
Had left them on their beam-ends - social wrecks
Who couldn't chew sufficiently to masticate his food
For he'd worn his teeth out biting barmaids' necks.
"The Dampoor Express" by Billy Bennett
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.
Suffolk County police released this image of an alligator they captured in Mastic Beach on Friday morning.
Elected officials from the Shirley- Mastic area have unveiled a new plan to reinvigorate the tri-hamlet region.
Mastic Home Exteriors by Ply Gem Structure Home Insulation System.
In On Food and Cooking, Harold McGee notes that mint prominently features pinene and myrcene, the same pair of phenols that loom large in mastic 's flavor profile.
City Crews Attack Vegetation with ' Masticator Tractor.
City work crews armed with something called a " masticator tractor" have attacked a six-acre chunk of land alongside Las Positas Creek, chewing up the thick vegetative underbrush that could provide combustible fuel in a fire.
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.
Removes glue-down carpet, hardwood flooring, linoleum, non-slip floor coverings, vinyl tile and other adhesive, cement or mastic.