pancake

Definitions

  • "we'll all have pancakes for supper
    "we'll all have pancakes for supper
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pancake a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pancakes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Australia
    • n Pancake păn"kāk` A thin cake of batter fried in a pan or on a griddle; a griddlecake; a flapjack. "A pancake for Shrove Tuesday."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In China, pancakes are generally served as side dishes. They are stuffed with meat, bean sprouts, and other vegetables
    • n pancake A thin cake of batter fried or baked in a pan or griddle; a flapjack; a griddle-cake; also, a cake made of dough or batter and fried in fat.
    • n pancake An imitation leather made of scarps agglutinated by cement or glue, and pressed into a flat sheet. It is used for in-soles, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented in 1889, was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially.
    • n Pancake pan′kāk a thin cake of eggs, flour, sugar, and milk fried in a pan
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Idioms

Flat as a pancake - It is so flat that it is like a pancake- there is no head on that beer it is as flat as a pancake.
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Usage

In literature:

Pa said he could eat more pancakes than any man out of jail, and wanted me to get him some.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
I was the same kind of a miser about my pancake.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
In its place was the soft pancake trench cap with its small colored button in the front.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
Billie, for goodness sake, hand me that pancake turner.
"Billie Bradley on Lighthouse Island" by Janet D. Wheeler
The Indian only pointed to the big ball of dough flattened out like a gigantic pancake and ready for the skillet.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
But the pancake is a pancake, nothing more.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
Make a batter just as you would for pancakes.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
You will find the same principle illustrated by a cook with a pancake.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
Anyway, the pancakes at lunch were delicious.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Fry in butter, like pancakes.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
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In poetry:

My cheeks blossomed with maggots.
I picked at them like pearls.
I covered them with pancake.
I wound my hair in curls.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton
Fly if your pigtail catches fire
Dive down the nearest sink
Remember if you wash a pancake
It's underwear's sure to shrink.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
With all her haughty looks, the time I've seen
When this proud damsel has more humble been,
When with nice airs she hoist the pancake round,
And dropt it, hapless fair! upon the ground.
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
I ate pancakes one night in a Pancake House
Run by a lady my age. She was gay.
When I told her that I came from Pasadena
She laughed and said, "I lived in Pasadena
When Fatty Arbuckle drove the El Molino bus."
"The Player Piano" by Randall Jarrell
I felt that I had met someone from home.
No, not Pasadena, Fatty Arbuckle.
Who's that? Oh, something that we had in common
Like — like — the false armistice. Piano rolls.
She told me her house was the first Pancake House
"The Player Piano" by Randall Jarrell

In news:

National Pancake Day Poem By Kaitlin Clutter.
Carl Auvil with IHOP talks National Pancake Day with Ben and Katie.
Mayor Al King, center, buys the first tickets to the Lions Club annual Pancake Day fundraiser that will be held Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club on Royall Avenue.
National Pancake Day Returns To Benefit Shriners Hospitals For Children.
The Washington Fire Department's Annual Pancake Day is happening tomorrow.
Pancake Chairman Joe Redlinger says they are anticipating around 1500 people to attend over the course of the day.
Annual B&G Club Pancake Day on Saturday.
Get ready for the familiar taste of syrup and butter, as Saturday marks the 33rd year for the Boys & Girls Club's most popular Pancake Day fundraiser.
If you plan on attending this year's Sertoma Pancake Day in Zanesville, you'll be sitting at brand new tables thanks to a generous donation.
Free pancakes for a good cause.
Don't forget today is National Pancake Day .
The Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Dysart Lions Club will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2010.
Kiwanis club annual pancake day .
Kiwanis Club members Jim Sanders and George Parker flip and pour pancakes during the Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake Day Tuesday at the Sikeston Elks Lodge.
Steve Hamilton of Chris Cakes catches a pancake during the Raben Tire Company's Customer Appreciation Pancake Day Friday morning.
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In science:

For soft pancake traps one has again a critical number of particles Nc such that the condensates with N > Nc are unstable.
Condensed Matter Theory of Dipolar Quantum Gases
They showed how the high contrast of the lines in the Ly(cid:11) forest can arise naturally in structures resembling Zel'dovich pancakes (Zel'dovich  ; Sunyaev & Zel'dovich  ).
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
However, it di(cid:11)ers in that the Bertschinger-Jain approximation predicts collapse into (cid:12)lamentary structures, whereas the MZA clearly produces \Zel'dovich pancakes." Finally, we determine the initial conditions for equation ().
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
This occurs after the (cid:12)rst \pancakes" have collapsed.
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
The gas pressure prevents the collapse of smaller ob jects, causing a cuto(cid:11) on the power spectrum that will cause a prominent structure of pancakes surrounding voids (Zel'dovich  ).
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
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