Mealiness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mealiness The quality or state of being mealy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mealiness The quality of being mealy; softness or smoothness, with friableness and dryness to the touch or taste.
    • n mealiness The quality of being mealy-mouthed.
    • n mealiness In photography, a defect in silver-printing, in which the surface of the print presents a peculiar mottled appearance, due generally to a too weak sensitizing-bath.
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Quotations

  • Charles Dickens
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    “I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys.”

Idioms

Mealy-mouthed - A mealy-mouthed person doesn't say what they mean clearly.
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Usage

In literature:

They cook white, dry, and mealy.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Peak plain, and doan be noways mealy-moufed 'bout it.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
We went into the mealies to catch our horses, but took at least ten minutes saddling.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
They are large, rich, and mealy, and when properly cooked they are simply delicious.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Why are we so mealy-mouthed in denouncing these golden-idol men?
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
The few patches of potatoes were sweet and mealy.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
After the potatoes are cooked, get rid of all possible moisture, that they may be white and mealy.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
The fruit, when boiled, is nearly as mealy as a potato; and in perfection is the size of a large peach.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
All we had in our positions was mealies and raw meat, and the burghers had no chance of cooking them.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
Mealies, per 100 lbs 5s.
"With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)" by Charles Richard Newdigate Burne
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In poetry:

'When your youngest, the mealy-mouthed rector,
Lets your soul rot asleep to the grave,
You will find in your God the protector
Of the freeman you fancied your slave.'
"The Bad Squire" by Charles Kingsley
First see those ample melons-brindled o'er
With mingled green and brown is all the rind;
For they are ripe, and mealy at the core,
And saturate with the nectar of their kind.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
Preacher, he halted up his hoss,
Ask'd for Miss Spense an' Deely,
Tew limber up his tongue a mite,
And sez right slick an' mealy:
"Brother, I really want tew know
Hev you got religion? Samson, whoa!"
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Then the mealie bags and biscuit boxes were brought out,
And the breastwork was made quickly without fear or doubt,
And barely was it finished when some one cried in dismay,
"There's the Zulus coming just about twelve hundred yards away."
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Micro-Feeder Designed for Mealy , Floury, and Granular Materials.
0Designed especially for mealy , floury, and granular materials, the micro-feeder MZMA is ideally suited for handling flours, starch, and vitamin premixes.
Mealy , 58, of 8595 Rt.
And Mrs Bradley Mealy .
Christina Marie Dyckes and Bradley Joseph Mealy were married June 25, 2011, in the Garden Atrium of The Ambassador Center, Erie, Pa.
Vince Mealy , a former Springfield Township trustees and an avid supporter of Springfield Schools, passed away Dec 15, following a battle with leukemia.
' Mealy -Mouthed Gibberish' Marks Confirmation Hearings.
Last night, the music video for " Bitch Bad," Lupe Fiasco's muddled, mealy-mouthed missive about rap and misogyny was released.
Bill Mealy slices cheese for a customer Oct 11 at the Higbee Depot Deli in Higbee.
Anyone who has experienced mealy apples in spring compared with the fresh product of fall can relate to that sentiment.
A mealy bug infestation requires action.
It sounds like an infestation of mealy bugs.
On a recent episode of Shark Tank, likability netted David and Nique Mealy $150,000.
A mealy-mouthed new biography goes immorally easy on the "Great Helmsman.".
Most chicken burgers suffer from a dry, mealy texture, qualities that don't quite scream summer grilling fun.
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In science:

When it generates a finite semigroup, a Mealy automaton can be completed by adding some letters to its alphabet.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
A Mealy automaton is tensor closed if it is isomorphic to its tensor closure.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
Let A = (A, Σ, δ, ρ) be a two-state Mealy automaton which generates a finite semigroup.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
Let A = (A, Ξ, δ, ρ) be a two-state invertible-reversible tensor closed Mealy automaton.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
Let A be a reversible two-state Mealy automaton.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
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