knead

Definitions

  • Baker Kneading his Dough
    Baker Kneading his Dough
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v knead manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
    • v knead make uniform "knead dough","work the clay until it is soft"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Knead Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat. "I will knead him : I'll make him supple."
    • Knead To press repeatedly with the hands or knuckles, sometimes with a twisting or squeezing motion; -- performed for example on the body of a person as a form of massage.
    • Knead To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; as, to knead dough. "The kneading , the making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and the baking."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • knead To manipulate by squeezing, pressing, or thumping different parts of; work upon by successive thumps or compressions: as, to knead a person's limbs in the operation of massage.
    • knead Specifically To work upon, as plastic materials, by repeatedly pressing or squeezing; prepare or mix by working over and over with the hands or by tools or machinery, as dough for bread or clay for bricks.
    • knead Hence To mix thoroughly; incorporate; form into a homogeneous compound.
    • knead To make by kneading.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Knead nēd to work and press together into a mass, as flour into dough: to operate upon in massage: to mix
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. kneden, As. cnedan,; akin to D. kneden, G. kneten, Sw. knåda, Icel. knoða,; cf. OSlav. gnesti,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cnedan; Ice. knoða, Ger. kneten, to knead.

Usage

In literature:

He poured goats' milk on the flour and kneaded it into a thick dough.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
Ask another man what home is, and he will tell you it is want, looking out of a cheerless firegrate, kneading hunger in an empty bread tray.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
Vasilissa took flour, kneaded dough, and made a pie.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
Dropping the papers on a table and kneading the tired furrow between his eyes.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Pressing and pulling gently and kneading are the secrets of success.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
It was thus our masters dressed a sort of broth, which they then kneaded with their hands, and eat unchewed.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
A clam shell served him as a kneading-dish, and he quickly made some dough cakes, which he baked in the embers.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Here the conservative thought of Kent and Sussex counties is kneaded up into the requisite coherency and eloquence.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
She gave us also a piece of their bread, that is, pounded maize kneaded into a cake and baked under the ashes.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
Work the glue into the pulp and knead the plaster into the mass.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
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In poetry:

There, richer than the fabled gift
Apollo showered of old,
Fair hands the broken grain shall sift,
And knead its meal of gold.
"Heap High the Golden Corn" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There, richer than the fabled gift
Apollo showered of old,
Fair hands the broken grain shall sift,
And knead its meal of gold.
"The Corn Song" by John Greenleaf Whittier
My body is both white and round.
In water I may sink or swim.
The hand the kneads me may be rough,
But I still shall keep my true-red heart.
"The Cake That Drifts In Water" by Ho Xuan Huong
"Why is it I am not he?
Chance? The grace of God? The mystery's plan?
He, too, is human stuff,
A kneading of the old, brotherly slime of man.
"Commercial" by Robert Laurence Binyon
The new king is dead, and we will not his son, no nor brother,
Come with thy queen, is she busy yet, kneading of cakes?
Sigismund, show us the boy, is he safe, and his mother,
Sigismund?'—dreaming he falls into laughter and wakes.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
So vainly shall Virginia set her battle in array;
In vain her trampling squadrons knead the winter snow with clay.
She may strike the pouncing eagle, but she dares not harm the dove;
And every gate she bars to Hate shall open wide to Love!
"Brown Of Ossawatomie" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

No more goodness than no- knead rolls.
Turn the kneading over to a bread machin...
It usually takes me about two minutes – no kneading required.
Mix with water- kneading is unnecessary: Warm the water until it feels slightly warmer than body temperature (about 100 degrees F).
Cook's Illustrated Almost No- Knead Bread.
Since it is common for cats to knead on towels and other soft fabrics, I am going to assume she is kneading .
Fast No- Knead Whole Wheat Bread.
No knead to fear bread-baking: Making fresh loaves at home.
Next, add flour and salt and knead mixture for 5 minutes.
These high-end massage chairs are engineered to know your wants, and knead.
Fast No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread .
An Artisan Baker Brings Commercial No-knead Bread to Chicago.
Knead the flour-water mixture until firm and smooth.
There is nothing like the feeling of stretching out face-down on a comfortable mattress as someone gently kneads the tension out of your muscles.
Knead clay between the palms of your hands until smooth and pliable.
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In science:

Early measurements of φrcp by Scott and Bernal and Mason involved pouring, shaking and kneading ball bearings in flasks and bal loons.
Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?
The kneading sequence {ǫk }k≥0 of T is defined to be the itinerary of c.
Generalised continuation by means of right limits
One of the applications of the kneading determinant is to find the topological entropy of the map.
Generalised continuation by means of right limits
One heard rumors of exciting breakthroughs in the Milnor-Thurston collaborations on invariants of 3-manifolds and the theory of kneading in 1-dimensional dynamics.
Two papers which changed my life: Milnor's seminal work on flat manifolds and flat bundles
This sort of ordering is related to “kneading theory” [GH].
A shooting approach to layers and chaos for a forced Duffing equation
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