• WordNet 3.6
    • n fries strips of potato fried in deep fat
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A newly hatched fish is called a "fry."
    • n fries An abbreviation of Friesian
    • n fries of Friesic.
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  • James French
    James French
    “How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If a mans gonna eat fried chicken, he's gotta get greasy.”


Bigger fish to fry - If you aren't interested in something because it isn't important to you and there are more important things for you to do, you have bigger fish to fry.
Go fry an egg - (USA) This is used to tell someone to go away and leave you alone.
Other fish to fry - If you have other fish to fry, it doesn't matter if one opportunity fails to materialise as you have plenty of others.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire - If you get out of one problem, but find yourself in a worse situation, you are out of the frying pan, into the fire.
Small fry - If someone is small fry, they are unimportant. The term is often used when the police arrest the less important criminals, but are unable to catch the leaders and masterminds.


In literature:

While it is frying put one small onion through the grinder.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
All the younger fry were playing in the barn.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Out of the proceeds Miss Fry bought a handsome necklace at a pawnbroker's for ninety guineas.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Fry an egg and note the effect.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
Ponds such as I have described are of course for the fry when they have reached a certain size, and have already begun to feed well.
"Amateur Fish Culture" by Charles Edward Walker
The poet never could stand frying; he calls it, in 'Macbeth,' 'the young fry of treachery.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
I can give you tea and coffee, fried fish, and fried potatoes.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
From nails hung a frying pan, a coffee pot, and two kettles.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
He came back with the water, and pouring a small quantity of it in the greasy frying pan, put it on the coals.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
Each mess generally owned a frying pan, but often one served a company.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy

In poetry:

And old Dan Tucker on a toot,
Or John Paul Jones before the breeze,
Or Indians eating fat fried dog,
Were not as happy babes as these.
"When Gassy Thompson Struck It Rich" by Vachel Lindsay
Nay, even the oily Esquimaux
In summer court its cooling breezes,--
In fact, in every clime 't is so,
No matter if it fries or freezes.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Should a shoal of small fry
Attempt to draw nigh,
With a flap of his tail,
Th' imperial whale
Makes them pay for their rashness, and die.
"Two Songs" by Sir John Carr
Till at last they shall cry,
"We are the small fry,
And Britannia's the whale,
By a flap of whose tail,
If we dare to approach her we die."
"Two Songs" by Sir John Carr
Well, nah then, aw've th' foir to leet,--
It will'nt tak long will'nt that,
An as sooin as its gotten burned breet,
Aw'il fry some puttates up i' fat.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley
Ther's nowt nicer nor taties when fried,--
Aw could ait em to ivvery meal;
Aw can't get 'em, altho' aw've oft tried,--
Its some trouble aw know varry weel.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley

In news:

Inside the no-fuss Alphabet City storefront that makes a mission out of Southern fried chicken.
35 AM EDT, Fri April 6, 2012.
A link of buffalo, beef, pork and chipotle peppers topped with more peppers and served with fries and plenty of beer.
Food Anneli Rufus — Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM.
Stir-frying is a good way to get a meal cooked quickly.
Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu With Bok Choy or Baby Broccoli.
27 AM EDT, Fri July 13, 2012.
10 PM EDT, Fri October 12, 2012.
LM_XB460 Des Moines, IA Fri, Nov 16, 2012 USDA Market News.
LM_XB460 Des Moines, IA Fri, Oct 12, 2012 USDA Market News.
LM_XB401 Des Moines, IA Fri, Oct 12, 2012 USDA Market News.
Boneless wings and Cajun fries at the Rockhouse in Manchester.
Fried Rattlesnake and Prickly Pear Cacti Fries.
I do it because I'm not hungry enough for a full meal, or I want to add some veggies to my dinner of fried shrimp and French fries.
Po-boy, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, grits, ribs and so on.

In science:

In extreme scenarios, where the noise masks the FRI component, the extracted parameters will be meaningless, such that any attempt to cope with errors in the parametric space will turn out useless.
Compressed Beamforming Applied to B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging
The novelty of our approach regards the assumption, that the FRI scheme applied to an individual element may be equally applied to the beamformed signal defined in (3), which obviously exhibits much better SNR.
Compressed Beamforming Applied to B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging
Commuting pairs of second order symmetries, as observed by Winternitz and Friˇs in , correspond to separation of variables for the Laplacian.
Symmetries of CR sub-Laplacian
Many classes of FRI signals can be recovered from samples taken at the rate of innovation .
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
For a detailed review of previously proposed FRI methods, the reader is referred to .
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging