pud

Definitions

  • TOM FALLS INTO THE PUDDING
    TOM FALLS INTO THE PUDDING
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pud (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE FALL OF THE PUDDING THE FALL OF THE PUDDING
child eating pudding child eating pudding

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pud Same as Pood.
    • n Pud The hand; the first.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pud A paw; fist; hand.
    • n pud Same as pood.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pud pud (coll.) a paw, fist, hand.
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Idioms

Laugh to see a pudding crawl - (UK) Someone who would laugh to see a pudding crawl is easily amused and will laugh at anything.
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Over-egg the pudding - (UK) If you over-egg the pudding, you spoil something by trying to improve it excessively. It is also used nowadays with the meaning of making something look bigger or more important than it really is. ('Over-egg' alone is often used in this sense.)
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Proof of the pudding is in the eating - This means that something can only be judged when it is tested or by its results. (It is often shortened to 'Proof of the pudding'.)
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Wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding - If something isn't powerful: This bus wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. Dut. poot, paw.

Usage

In literature:

Titty Mouse made a pudding, and Tatty Mouse made a pudding, So they both made a pudding.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Pud-Pud was of them, and loudest in his talk.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
I can cook cake, and pie, and biscuit, and three kinds of pudding.
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
The pudding was out 5 of the copper.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
My mother's plum-puddings were quite famous among her friends.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The recipe of this pudding is worthy of export to the United States, so here it is.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
My uncle said he always compared it to Yorkshire pudding.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
I know he will, and I do so love those kind of puddings, especially when they are made with strawberry jam.
"Aunt Judith" by Grace Beaumont
He eagerly eyed the tempting-looking pudding, a nicely cooked chop, and a delicious jelly.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
One of the women made three puddings, two of which were good, the third was poisoned.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

O up then started our goodman,
An angry man was he:
“Will ye kiss my wife before my een,
And scad me wi pudding-bree?”
"Get Up and Bar the Door" by Anonymous British
At which the tinker 'gan to run,
And would no longer stay ;
And cast both bag and pudding down,
And thence hied fast away.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
Close her eyes: she must not peep!
Let her little puds go slack;
Slide away far into sleep:
Sis will watch till she comes back!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
The Duke, he weren't 'alf elated
He danced around trench full of glee.
And said, 'Sam, for this gallant action.
You can hot up your pudding for tea.'
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar
That's why fuisilliers wear to this moment
A badge which they think's a grenade.
But they're wrong … it's a brass reproduction,
Of the pudding Sam's mother once made.
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar
Come all ye true hearts, who, Old England to save,
Now shoulder the musket, or plough the rough wave,
I will sing you a song of a wonderful fellow,
Who has ruin'd Jack Pudding, and broke Punchinello.
Derry down, down, high derry down.
"The Wonderful Juggler" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

If the proposed Planned Unit Development ( PUD ) zoning classification comes up for a vote at the Southern Pines Town Council's regular meeting Tuesday, it is likely to pass.
Technologies Grant County PUD Uses to Track Fish Movement.
Jim Sanders, the general manager of the Benton PUD , plans to retire Jan 2 after leading the agency for 16 years.
The Benton PUD Commission will consider promoting assistant general manager Chad Bartram to his position at its meeting Tuesday.
Pasco — Franklin PUD Incumbent Stu Nelson was withstanding a challenge by Pasco City Councilman Tom Larsen.
Possible rate increase in PUD 's future.
The Murky Pudding of Tax Rearrangement .
Ruby Red Raspberry Rice Pudding.
This pudding makes a great winter holiday dessert with its jewel-like red and cream colors.
There's something particularly autumnal about puddings.
Using a risotto technique for a fall rice pudding.
Rhonda Davis shares a recipe for rice pudding.
Use risotto technique to make a fall rice pudding.
Chilled banana and pistachio rice pudding.
Marcelle's in the mood for a creamy rice pudding, because she's been saving a bottle of Dom Perignon she got last year for her birthday.
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In science:

E[d(0) Qm j=1 Pj (a(sj , kj , lj ))d(j )].” Note first that by linearity, it suffices to prove it when d(0), d(m) are supposed to be simple, which implies that there exists u, v ∈ [d] such that pud(0) = d(0), d(m)pv = d(m).
Rectangular random matrices. Related convolution
Let us denote by H (m, u, v) the proposition H in the particular case where pud(0) = d(0), d(m)pv = d(m).
Rectangular random matrices. Related convolution
My humble, non-economist view is that the proof is in the pudding: an industry does not become a boom market boasting 20% annual growth for an entire decade – unless it is very profitable indeed.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
As to whether the problem is realized, “the proof is in the pudding” so to speak, and we will have to wait for a realistic attempt at doing the non-perturbative problem.
Chiral Gauge Theories and Fermion-Higgs Systems
Possibly the first model of an atom in the 20-th century was Kelvin’s static one of a sphere of uniformly distributed positive electricity with embedded discrete electrons, followed closely by the Thomson’s model of ”the pudding with raisin muffins in it” .
Geometric model of the structure of the neutron
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