malt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v malt convert into malt
    • v malt convert grain into malt
    • v malt turn into malt, become malt
    • v malt treat with malt or malt extract "malt beer"
    • n malt a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
    • n malt a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer
    • n malt a milkshake made with malt powder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Oregon anyone with a bad reputation is prohibited from distributing malt beverages.
    • n Malt Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has been evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation of whisky.
    • a Malt Relating to, containing, or made with, malt.
    • v. i Malt To become malt; also, to make grain into malt.
    • v. t Malt To make into malt; as, to malt barley.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ovaltine, the drink was from milk, malt, egg and cocoa, was developed in 1904 in Berne, Switzerland. It was originally named Ovomaltine. A clerical error changed it when the manufacturer registered the name.
    • n malt Grain in which, by partial germination, arrested at the proper stage by heat, the starch is converted into saccharine matter (grape-sugar), the unfermented solution of the latter being the sweetwort of the brewer. By the addition of hops, and the subsequent processes of cooling, fermentation, and clarification, the wort is converted into porter, ale, or beer. The alcoholic fermentation of the wort, without the addition of hops, and distillation yield crude whisky. Barley is the grain most used for malting in the manufacture of beer; but wheat, rye. and other grains are largely malted for whisky. Barley yields about 92 per cent, of its weight of dried malt.
    • n malt Liquor produced from malt, as ale, porter, or beer.
    • malt Pertaining to, containing, or made with malt.
    • malt To convert (grain) into malt. The steps in the process of malting are four: First, steeping in water from twenty-four to forty hours, by which the grain takes up from 10 to 30 per cent, of water, swells, and begins to germinate. Second, couching, in which the steeped grain Is piled in heaps on a floor, usually made of flagstones, and wherein the growth of the rootlets is aided by heat generated in the mass. Third, flooring, in which the germinating grain is spread upon a floor in charges called floors, and stirred to expose it to air, and in which the growth of the rootlets is checked and the germination of the acrospires is carried to the desired limit. Fourth, drying, in which the germination is completely arrested by heat in a malt-kiln. The maltster decides, from the length and appearance of the acrospires as to when the conversion of the starch has been carried to the right limit. The dried acrospires and the rootlets are broken off by handling in the kiln, and are removed by sifting. The chemical changes effected by the partial germination and subsequent treatment of the grain are chiefly the conversion of the azotized substances into diastase, the conversion of the starch into grape-sugar by the action of the diastase, and the imparting of color and flavor to the malt in the kiln. The malt is either pale or dark in color, according to the degree of heat and the length of time it is exposed to heat in the kiln; and a peculiar flavor is derived from empyreumatic oil generated in the husk.
    • malt To become malt; be converted into malt.
    • malt To drink malt liquor.
    • malt An obsolete preterit of melt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Malt mawlt barley or other grain steeped in water, allowed to sprout, and dried in a kiln, used in brewing ale, &c
    • v.t Malt to make into malt
    • v.i Malt to become malt:
    • adj Malt containing or made with malt
    • v.i Malt (hum.) to drink malt liquor
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Quotations

  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    “Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. mealt,; akin to D. mout, G. malz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. malt, and E. melt,. √108. See Melt

Usage

In literature:

The free use of soups and some malt extracts may increase the quantity, but this does the child no good.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
And over that, in summer, when grass is most plenty, they must have oats or malt to their horse at will, or else money therefor.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
Rice a la Malte 143 517.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
We call him Maltster Sam because he once made malt for a living, but didn't live by it because it didn't pay.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Malt, license to make in 1596, 291.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Malt liquor carefully chosen is certainly the best drink.
"Hypochondriasis" by John Hill
Preserved strawberries, with rice and cream; Crown extract of malt.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Situated as it was in the centre of the county, it was a convenient mart for barley, and great quantities of malt were made.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
This is the malt That lay in the house that Jack built.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
It was doubtless unique in the district and familiar: an oriflamme of battle over the barter of dairy produce and malt liquors.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They had their fire, and warmed some water in a cup Jack carried; with which they made a mess of malted milk.
"Jack Winters' Campmates" by Mark Overton
Perry tells me that Mr. Cole never touches malt liquor.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Although Camden mentions a considerable trade in malt, the spinning of woollen yarn was the only industry in 1779.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The quarterage in this Company is paid on the quantity of malt consumed by its members.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
But the poor fellows either grow or purchase their own malt.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
MUSIC, MALT, AND HOPS.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
The tithe is mainly exported to England, where it has a good name for malting purposes, especially that produced in the Paphos district.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
I feel somewhat shaken, and will have my malted milk in my own room.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
It exports such valuable commodities as iron, coals, malt, salt, bricks, and pottery.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
This would require two bushels of malt to the 18 gallons.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
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In poetry:

'But a fat horse, and a fair woman,
Twa bony dogs to kill a deir:
But Ingland suld half found me meil and malt,
Gif I had livd this hundred yeir!
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
"Oh, stay," the maiden said, "and sup
This malted milk from this here cup."
A shudder passed through that there guy,
But with a moan he made reply:
"No beer, no work."
"No Beer, No Work" by Ellis Parker Butler
Who would not drink till he was lost,
When he could drink at others cost?
His relish for the malt and hop
Wont suffer him to miss a drop;
Though like the pail beneath the spout,
Brim-full, whate'er flows in flows out.
"The Virtues Of Election Ale" by William Hutton
And sympathetic gaolers would remark, "It's very true,
He ain't been brought up common, like the likes of me and you."
So they took him into hospital, and gave him mutton chops,
And chocolate, and arrowroot, and buns, and malt and hops.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But she got her honest living out of homelier kinds of freights,
Such as salt and malt and china clay and blue Bethesda slates,
With perhaps a voyage foreign once in every good long while
For a fragrant load of oranges from far St. Michael's Isle.
"Coasting Brigantine - Unnamed" by Cicely Fox Smith
But the saltings and the maltings round from Lymington to Lynn,
And a hundred creeks and harbours from the Solent to the Swin,
From Eddystone to Lizard Head and round the Land to Wales
Knew her dipping in from seaward with the sunlight on her sails.
"Coasting Brigantine - Unnamed" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest – Five roasted malts give this beer a deep amber hue and flavors of toffee and caramel.
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale.
" Malt Shop Memories" Rescheduled.
From Eastside Lager to Maier's Select Malt Tonic: A Brief History of L.A. On July 28, 2011 3:15 PM.
Malt -O-Meal launches 'Bag The Box' campaign.
Malt House condo showcases couple's art collection.
Master of Malt today announced the release of a new whisky liqueur aimed at single malt Scotch whisky drinkers.
About half a dozen merchants spoke up tonight to protest a possible city proposal to prohibit them from selling malt liquor and cheap wine at their stores.
Oaky, with Robust Notes of Malt and Hops.
Obama reminds me of malt liquor.
All Blogs Dont Quote Me Howie Carr: Obama reminds me of malt liquor.
Actually, now that I consider Barack and beer, the first brand that comes to mind is Schlitz Malt Liquor, especially when Obama gets near a microphone.
I got the small size and asked for the double chocolate flavor — malted .
I can't remember the last time I had a chocolate malt , but I need another one very soon.
Malt -shop shock 'Grease' slides by on style, songs.
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In science:

The activator CRP senses glucose starvation, MalT senses maltotriose, and malEFG, malK and malS participate in maltose metabolism and transport. b.
Topological Generalizations of network motifs
We are grateful to Rainer Moll and Bj ¨orn Malte Sch ¨afer for usefull discussions and support with many valuable numerical gadgets.
Bayesian power-spectrum inference for Large Scale Structure data
The complexity of density wave and other transitions in this material was presented to us by Malte Grosche .
Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases: Summary and Outlook
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