sandwich

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sandwich insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects "She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men"
    • v sandwich make into a sandwich
    • n sandwich two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average American kid will eat approximately 1.500 peanut butter sandwiches by high school graduation
    • v. t Sandwich To make into a sandwich; also, figuratively, to insert between portions of something dissimilar; to form of alternate parts or things, or alternating layers of a different nature; to interlard.
    • n Sandwich Two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents
    • n sandwich Two thin slices of bread, plain or buttered, with some savory article of food, as sliced or potted meat, fish, or fowl, placed between: as, a ham sandwich; a cheese sandwich.
    • n sandwich Hence Anything resembling or suggesting a sandwich; something placed between two other like things, as a man carrying two advertising-boards, one before and one behind.
    • sandwich To make into a sandwich or something of like arrangement; insert between two other things: as, to sandwich a slice of ham between two slices of bread; to sandwich a picture between two pieces of pasteboard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One bushel of wheat can make enough sandwiches that you could eat three sandwiches a day for over six months
    • n Sandwich sand′wich two slices of bread with ham, &c., between, said to be named from the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), who had such brought to him at the gaming-table that he might play on without stopping
    • v.t Sandwich to lay or place between two layers, to fit tight between two objects
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.”
  • Lord Boyd Orr
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    “If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will take sandwiches.”
  • Vance Havner
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    “If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.”
  • Michael Wakcher
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    “If all complaints had to be accompanied by the submission of a delicious sandwich then fewer people would voice them while more would be willing to listen.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named from the Earl of Sandwich,

Usage

In literature:

Meantime the blacks and the Sandwich Islanders, with a few of the white men, were employed in bringing off the fresh provisions we required.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
The Sandwich Islanders can thus generally make themselves understood wherever they go.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
Down went sandwich after sandwich, until they had all disappeared.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
A line of sandwich-men were straggling along between vehicles and the curb.
"Impressions of a War Correspondent" by George Lynch
I wonder if they bring you in sandwiches and coffee, as they did to a party I went to?
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
Fortunately, those within the room were so busy dividing the sandwiches and cake that they paid no attention to what was going on outside.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
He lifted the tin pail that contained a small bottle of coffee and some sandwiches.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
At noon he purchased a light lunch, and at supper time a sandwich and a glass of milk.
"From Farm to Fortune" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Verinder helped himself to a sandwich, ogling Moya the while with his eyeglass.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
The novelty of this lunch was the idea of the chairman to sandwich each course with a story.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
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In poetry:

Poet, we know that many men go,
Forth on that self-same track,
With purpose as high, to do or die,
But they bring no sandwich back.
"The Song Of The Sandwich" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Then back you came with your cheek aflame,
And the victor's glow in your eye;
Oh! it was grand to see you stand
With the sandwich held on high.
"The Song Of The Sandwich" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
So here and now, I keep my vow;
(Tho' the sandwich is no more)
I would rise from my hearse and write that verse,
If it were not written before.
"The Song Of The Sandwich" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In a whisper as faint as a south wind's plaint,
I murmured my need to you.
"A sandwich!" I wailed, then your strong eye quailed,
For oh! they were thin and few.
"The Song Of The Sandwich" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Though the time comes when every Yankee circus
Can use our soldiers for its sandwich-men,
When those that pay the piper call the tune,
You will not dance. You will not move again.
"To the Unknown Warrior" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
A shallow stream, from fountains
Deep in the Sandwich mountains,
Ran lake ward Bearcamp River;
And, between its flood-torn shores,
Sped by sail or urged by oars
No keel had vexed it ever.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Biting into La Brea Bakery's artichoke heart sandwich is like sipping a wine whose flavorings can only be articulated as hints.
Windy Tree Caff known for hot beef sandwiches.
Earl's Sandwich opens new location in Balston tomorrow.
This morning, Ursula ate my sandwiches.
Cafes, Coffeehouse, Soup & Sandwich.
Spot, Josef Centeno has done what few chefs do: developed a new kind of sandwich bread.
You can fill your sandwich with fresh meats and veggies to your liking.
Dion's Daily Deals Free cat food , Captain D's sandwich, PF Chang wraps.
American Nouveau, Soup & Sandwich.
The Highlands' new sandwich shop: Tom+ Chee .
New food truck does the perfect grilled sandwich.
"We make the winning sandwiches for the Ohlone Basketball team," says Judy.
MPN/Courtesy photo Chickpea salad can be used as a sandwich filling or as a dip for carrots.
Sandwiches would be one obvious option.
Our sandwich condiment orders are etched in stone.
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In science:

For any fixed δ > 0 we can sandwich this model between one in which all λi = 1 + ε(1 − δ) and one in which all λi = 1 − ε(1 − δ).
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Thus one cannot just sandwich GV (n, κ) between finite-type graphs and apply Theorem 14.8.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
Define the sandwich symmetry τ : Sg → Sg as a reflection across the yz -plane.
The extended mapping class group is generated by three symmetries
The PABN device consists of a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between two substrates.
Topology and Bistability in liquid crystal devices
If the sandwich conjecture holds for all d ≫ log n, then this statement can be extended for all d ≫ log n.
Random Discrete Matrices
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