mealy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mealy composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency "granular sugar","the photographs were grainy and indistinct","it left a mealy residue"
    • adj mealy containing meal or made of meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mealy Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.
    • Mealy Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mealy Of the nature of meal; resembling or having the qualities of meal; pulverulent: as, a mealy powder: a mealy potato; a mealy apple.
    • mealy Covered or overspread with meal or with some powdery substance resembling meal.
    • mealy Specifically— In ornithology, having the plumage whitened as if dusted over with flour; hoary; canescent.
    • mealy In entomology, mealy-winged.
    • mealy In botany, same as farinosc.
    • mealy Pale-colored; light or white in hue, like meal: as, a mealy complexion.
    • mealy Mealy-mouthed.
    • mealy Starchy; farinaceous. See starchy, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mealy resembling meal: covered with meal or with something like meal: whitish
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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:

Poor Jacob Fleischmann, the painter, was somewhat perplexed by the mad city, and turned rather mealy-mouthed.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Season; now cover closely with clean cloth to absorb moisture and the potato will be mealy.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Stir well; let it settle, then pour off the mealy water into a saucepan.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
We soon learned to know when they were in their prime, and when over-ripe and mealy.
"The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" by John Muir
He probably would like juicy potatoes and mealy oranges.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
But deep in the heart of a bland, mealy-mouthed potato lurked cruel designs upon my fair reputation.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
When dry and mealy, they are most digestible.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
Not a mealy-mouthed man!
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
I have talent and there is no use in being mealy-mouthed over it.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
Best try and be honest if you can, you and your mealy-mug brother.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
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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:

Mealy blue sage is a great perennial for full sun or light shade.
Breadfruit Is Mealy and Bland, but eBay Founder Sees Promise.
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.
Breadfruit Is Mealy and Bland, but eBay Founder Sees Promise.
Todd Mealy made it clear to his Penn Manor players early in the season: No one mentions the name Wilson unless they're talking about the nation's 28th president.
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.
Mealy blue sage is a great perennial for full sun or light shade.
IHRIM Q&A: CEO Lynne Mealy Discusses IHRIM's 30th Year, Conference Expectations.
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In science:

We show in Section 5 that, in the case of a two-state or two-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton, this condition is actually necessary.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
A pair of dual Mealy automata is reduced if both automata are minimal.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
The md-reduction of a Mealy automaton consists in minimizing the automaton or its dual until the resulting pair of dual Mealy automata is reduced.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
It is welldefined: if both a Mealy automaton and its dual automaton are non-minimal, the reduction is confluent .
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
The trivial Mealy automaton (see Figure 1(a)) generates the trivial (semi)group.
The finiteness of a group generated by a 2-letter invertible-reversible Mealy automaton is decidable
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