• WordNet 3.6
    • n pudding any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
    • n pudding (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
    • n pudding any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes "corn pudding"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pudding A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc. "And solid pudding against empty praise."
    • Pudding An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage.
    • Pudding Any food or victuals. "Eat your pudding , slave, and hold your tongue."
    • Pudding Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.
    • Pudding (Naut) Same as Puddening.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pudding Minced meat, or blood, properly seasoned, stuffed into an intestine, and cooked by boiling.
    • n pudding A dish consisting of flour or other farinaceous substance with suet, or milk, eggs, etc., sometimes enriched with fruit, as raisins, etc., originally boiled in a bag to a moderately hard consistence, but now made in many other ways.
    • n pudding Nautical, same as puddening.
    • n pudding The joint of an electric cable inside a junction-box.
    • pudding To draw together and join inside in a junction-box, as an electric cable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pudding pōōd′ing a skin or gut filled with seasoned minced meat, &c., a sausage: a soft kind of food made of flour, milk, eggs, &c.: a piece of good fortune
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Laugh to see a pudding crawl - (UK) Someone who would laugh to see a pudding crawl is easily amused and will laugh at anything.
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.)
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'.)
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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. boudin, black pudding, sausage, L. botulus, botellus, a sausage, G. & Sw. pudding, pudding, Dan. podding, pudding, LG. puddig, thick, stumpy, W. poten, potten, also E. pod, pout, v
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Celt., as W. poten, Ir. putogput, a bag. The Low Ger. pudding, Fr. boudin, L. botulus, are prob. all related words.


In literature:

Have some small pudding cloths about twelve inches square, wring them out of hot water and lay them over a small half pint bowl.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Now I'm arranging a list of puddings for next week, so you had better not talk any more.
"Polly" by L. T. Meade
Receipt for apple-pudding, in 1788, with the apple and the pudding left out.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 6: Literary Curiosities" by Henry M. Brooks
The pudding was out of the copper.
"Christmas" by Various
Since the Empire introduced English ways here, plum-pudding and mincepies have been eaten, and even Christmas-trees have flourished.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
The pudding was out of the copper.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
My ma used to cook the best old syrup cake and syrup potatoes pudding.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
We even have our cook mash our potatoes and make puddings and pap of our food after it reaches the kitchen.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
After she had rescued the pudding from being baked without the plums, and it was nearly dinner-time, her grandfather came home.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
Dip the mold in cold water, turn out upon a hot dish, and eat at once with any kind of sweet pudding sauce.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous

In poetry:

He sate upon the pudding-bole,
The candle for to hold ;
Of which there is unto this day,
A pretty pastime told :
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
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
Which pudding of the largest size,
Into the kettle thrown,
Made all the rest to fly thereout,
As with a whirlwind blown :
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" 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
Sam saw in a flash what 'ad happened:
By an unprecedented mishap.
The pudding his mother had sent him,
Had blown Badajoz off map.
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar

In news:

Vote for Jeff Bender for Truckee Donner PUD Board.
Re-elect Kathy Vaughn to PUD commission.
New data center to help PUD track, respond to outages.
Do you know what a rider in a PUD (Planned Unit Development) or a condominium contract is.
Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed PUD for affordable senior housing on the Barr property located at 321 Xenia Avenue.
Muriel ' Pud ' Scholerman.
PSE rates are cheaper than PUD .
PSE files complaint against PUD group.
The legal description of the property included in the PUD District shall be as follows.
Pudding is one you won't want to pass up.
Our Hotel Rice Pudding is one you won't want to pass up.
Baked rice pudding creates balance of yummy flavors.
Rice pudding to the rescue.
Chicken pudding and huckleberry shortcake .
) instant vanilla pudding mix 1 tsp.

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