coffee break

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coffee break a snack taken during a break in the work day "a ten-minute coffee break","the British have tea breaks"
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Usage

In literature:

His new suit creaked as he stretched to reach the plates, break the bread, and pour the coffee.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Dawn was breaking when, without any warning whatsoever, Pinocchio found his path barred by a deep pool full of water the color of muddy coffee.
"The Adventures of Pinocchio" by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
When he saw her about to break an egg for the coffee, however, he interfered.
"A Mountain Woman and Others" by (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
The bubbling of the water, ready to boil over, compels me to break off my meditations, in order to fill up the coffee-pot.
"An "Attic" Philosopher, Complete" by Emile Souvestre
His new suit creaked as he stretched to reach the plates, break the bread, and pour the coffee.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
When brown, break in small pieces and steep the same as ordinary coffee.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
I didn't break anything, but I cleaned out the eggs and the toast and the coffee.
"The Road" by Jack London
Murger returned to his protracted vigils, and to the stimulus of coffee, and never more attempted to break away from them.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
They were so engrossed with their subject that it was almost an effort to break off when coffee was brought.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
There was a yawning break in the paper from much erasure where the handle of the coffee-pot should have been.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
Martha served coffee and buttermilk-pop at break-time, and presided over noontime feasts, served in several sittings, in the tent.
"Blind Man's Lantern" by Allen Kim Lang
Day-break found us all up, and already comforted with a cup of coffee.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
After the coffee beans are thoroughly dried they are run through rollers that break the skin covering and great ventilators blow the chaff away.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
In 1906, Brazil produced its record-breaking crop of 20,000,000 bags, and the state of Sao Paulo inaugurated a plan to valorize coffee.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
That was no good, of course, so at the coffee break I forced myself around the corner to the barber shop.
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart
Not till he came to the coffee and strawberries did Muir break the silence.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
And a fifteen-minute coffee break could turn into a fifteen-hour romp around the town.
"The Six Fingers of Time" by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
The next morning at day-break, Lawrence brought coffee and a basket filled with all the requisites for a good dinner.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. II (of VI), "To Paris and Prison" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Seated on the ground, the two newcomers proceeded to break their fast, and drink what remained of the coffee.
"Motor Boat Boys on the Great Lakes" by Louis Arundel
Dawn couldn't begin on the desert without the Sheik Amut being turned out with a slim cup of coffee to break horses.
"The Shriek" by Charles Somerville
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In poetry:

His duff is tough as leather and his bread 'ud break your jaw;
His hash is burnt to cinders — if it isn't, why it's raw;
You can tell his tea is meant for tea because it's warm and wet,
And the taste of Slushy's coffee is a thing you won't forget.
"Cook" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Coffee cake is a nice treat after dinner, as breakfast or for an afternoon break.
Win a Coffee Break for you and your co-workers from Bruegger's Bagel and KRDO NewsRadio 105.5FM and 1240AM.
Here are a few methods, from simple coffee breaks to Panamanian CEO retreats, to avoid work burnout and recharge your business.
17 pm on all of the timepieces carried by students and young workers taking a break around a coffee table at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. Travis Pinks checked both screens of his smartphone: "12.17 p.m".
NYC coffee shop provides break from Sandy chaos in Gramercy neighborhood.
Carrying two coffee drinks during a break between classes, Nick Brandt said a controversial article has been gaining traction lately among his friends on social media.
Whether it's that eye-opening first morning cup of Joe, leaded coffee poured into a styrofoam cup at morning break or the intoxicating smell of coffee brewing in a favorite java shop, Americans are crazy for coffee.
It showed 12:17 pm on all of the timepieces carried by students and young workers taking a break around a coffee table at Johnson County Community College.
Abington Lions sponsor Labor Day holiday coffee breaks on I81.
For many who work in the food service industry, coffee can make or break their day, according to a new survey.
Click on the pic below to watch the videos of, " Ericka's Virtual Coffee Break ".
Give us your suggestions for today's 9:30 Coffee Break of songs that either feature Morse code or use Morse code inspired sounds in their music.
On the same trip to southern Virginia, Mr Biden wandered into the Coffee Break Cafe in Stuart.
Lisa Landis takes the Kids Cookie Break on a field trip to Square One Coffee in downtown Lancaster to talk with Josh about roasting great coffee.
There are two remaining Brunch Breaks where I deliver you Taco John's breakfast burritos and coffee drinks from Off The Leaf.
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In science:

However, once become acquainted with the team partner, brisk discussions and vivid lateral information transfer started also in larger groups. Thus, the coffee and lunch breaks were extensively used to learn more about the foreign field of activity and to address numerous arising questions.
Biologists meet statisticians: A workshop for young scientists to foster interdisciplinary team work
Rest, which includes the DPP registration desk, two coffee break areas, and corridors linking different parts of the building.
Bootstrapping under constraint for the assessment of group behavior in human contact networks
Each speech lasts exactly one hour (including questions and a coffee break), and only one conference room is available.
The alldifferent Constraint: A Survey
In light of these concerns, I challenged the audience at the conference to discuss the following question over the coffee break: “In this era of galaxy redshift, lensing and photometric surveys1 , is there still a need for cluster surveys of the Universe?”.
Large-Scale Structure Studies with Clusters of Galaxies
It also was very informative and many discussions took place in the regular sessions, and also in the coffee and others breaks.
Summary Talk on Cosmology and Gravitation: XXII Brazilian National Meeting on Particles and Fields
They would come in very early in the morning, get the coffee going, lock themselves in the conference room and work through the day taking only food and toilet breaks.
Phenomenology using lattice QCD
We enjoyed organising this conference and found the scheduling of long coffee and lunch breaks, aiming to encourage discussions in informal groups, especially positive.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
For top or Higgs production at LHC, one can debate (and one did debate at the coffee breaks) the value of a summation of threshold logs compared to a full calculation at one higher order in αs , as in the talks of Lazopoulos 19 and Mitov 20 .
Through a glass, darkly: theory summary
Petersburg. 1 In fact the speaker was found by tossing a coin by Leonid Gladilin and myself during a coffee break.
Experimental Summary of HSQCD2005
Talking to Erick Matsen during coffee breaks helped me to see things I was working on in a broader scientific perspective.
Stochastic Models for Speciation Events in Phylogenetic trees
I have countless memories of days spent discussing and working out calculations on the blackboard of his office (see Fig. 1), with short “coffee breaks” every now and them, talking about physics even during lunch and dinner.
Dilaton cosmology and phenomenology
For example, the physician presumably performed many actions not mentioned in the model in between taking the X-ray, sending it, and making a diagnosis, such as going on a coffee break.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
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