seasoning

Definitions

  • Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard
    Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seasoning the act of adding a seasoning to food
    • n seasoning something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
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Additional illustrations & photos:

OPENING OF THE WITCH-HUNTING SEASON OPENING OF THE WITCH-HUNTING SEASON
CHEAPEST NEWPORT SEASON CHEAPEST NEWPORT SEASON
A Cypress Slough in the Dry Season A Cypress Slough in the Dry Season
THE CATCH OF THE SEASON THE CATCH OF THE SEASON
IN A GOOD SEASON IN A GOOD SEASON
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the holiday season, approximately $220 million worth of Poinsettias are sold
    • Seasoning Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation. "Political speculations are of so dry and austere a nature, that they will not go down with the public without frequent seasonings ."
    • Seasoning That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
    • Seasoning The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Christmas season begins after sunset on December 24th and lasts until January 5th. This is also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas
    • n seasoning The act by which anything is seasoned.
    • n seasoning That which is added to any species of food to give it a higher relish, usually something pungent or aromatic, as salt, spices, etc.
    • n seasoning Something added or mixed to enhance pleasure or enjoyment, or give spice and relish: as, wit or humor serves as a seasoning to eloquence.
    • n seasoning In diamond-cutting, the charging of the laps or wheels with diamond-dust and oil.
    • n seasoning In leather manufacturing, the application of a solution of blood and logwood preparatory to blacking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a typical season major league baseball will require 4,800 ash trees worth of Louisville sluggers.
    • n Seasoning sē′zn-ing that which is added to food to give it greater relish: anything added to increase enjoyment: in diamond-cutting, the charging of the laps or wheels with diamond dust and oil
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Quotations

  • Paramahansa Yogananda
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    “The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns people worry all the time.”
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    “I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”
  • Sandi
    Sandi
    “Kindness out of season destroys authority.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing. [Proverbs 20:4]”

Idioms

Silly season - The silly season is midsummer when Parliament is closed and nothing much is happening that is newsworthy, which reduces the press to reporting trivial and stupid stories.
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Usage

In literature:

I have, therefore, the disadvantage of seeing Cuba not only in the dry season, but near the close of an uncommonly dry season.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
An Indian's time appears to be worth but little to him at this season, if at any season.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
So diversified are the amusements that each season brings round that no time of year lacks its own characteristic sport.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
The hoeing season commenced about the last of May.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
This is the case at all seasons of the year.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The irrigation farmers also desire a regular flow, evenly distributed, throughout the growing season.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
Call science to their aid, and they might defy the seasons.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
May is its flowering season.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Ornamental bill of male Puffin in breeding season.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Both are evidently adapted to a longer growing season than that at Ithaca.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In short, the season, Ivan's first season, was over.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
We had been late in getting out the logs as the season was late.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The summer season is not the season in which they carry their most beautiful forms.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Ducklet is used to signify a female during her first laying season just as the word pullet is used in contrast to hen.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
A temporary check had taken place during the last most unfortunate season.
"The Crooked Stick" by Rolf Boldrewood
At this season of the year the snow had disappeared from the valleys and hills, but the summits of the mountains were still white.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Upper figure, male during the breeding-season; lower figure, female.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Here in the season the angler may be seen skilfully tempting the speckled trout.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
In the South there are several broods in a season.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed
Records for individuals in the season of hatching and the first full season of growth were not considered.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
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In poetry:

Yet still on every side we trace the hand
Of Winter in the land,
Save where the maple reddens on the lawn,
Flushed by the season's dawn;
"Spring" by Henry Timrod
Like to Time, that dies not, living
Through the change the seasons bring,
So men, dying, are but giving
Life to some fleet foot or wing.
"Legend Of The Canadian Robin" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
To the gentle and blest,
Who hath come to her rest,
An offering meet
In season appears;
All beautiful and sweet
Flowers, nursed in tears.
"Her Epitaph." by Samuel Bamford
But now a joy too deep for sound,
A peace no other season knows,
Hushes the heavens and wraps the ground,
The blessing of supreme repose.
"A Summer Ramble" by William Cullen Bryant
Calmly I wait the dreary change,—
The season cutting sharp and sheer
Through the wan bowers of death that fringe
The border of the year.
"November" by Maurice Thompson
Since we rested on these slopes
Seasons fierce have beaten down
Ardent loves and blossoming hopes—
Loves that lift and hopes that crown.
"Araluen" by Henry Kendall

In news:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Gophers enter the season with higher expectations this season thanks to the return of star forward Trevor Mbakwe from a knee injury that kept him out almost all of last year.
Every season, more new baits are introduced compared to the previous season.
The fall season is here and what better way to enjoy the season with a new festival in Texarkana Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st with the 'MoRH Better BBQ, Bands & Bike Festival' in Dowtown Texarkana.
USC could barely field a men's basketball team by the end of last season, but Trojans coach Kevin O'Neill almost has too many choices this season.
Each week this season, we'll handicap the races for two of the NBA's most prestigious post-season honors, rookie of the year and most valuable player .
36p Motte retired the final two batters of Wednesday's season finale to pick up his 42nd save of the season.
WOONSOCKET — Mount St Charles Academy didn't have too many low moments in its run to the Division I state championship last season, but one of them came in the first round of last season's Holiday Face-Off.
Those beautiful light displays help to make the transition from a couple of seasons with plenty of color to a season that can seem like a very dreary time of the year.
It's a heady season for film lovers, made all the richer by the wealth of seasonal fare showing at the city's specialty venues.
"You know, those kind of things happen after the season and my season is not over yet," Mumme said in a telephone interview.
NSU 83, NORTHWESTERN 77 — Northeastern State remained perfect on the season (5-0) with its victory at Percefull Fieldhouse on Saturday to match their win total from 2011-12 and equaled the best start to a season since 2005-06.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine's firearms deer hunting season is over, but muzzleloader season is just getting under way.
The season goes until Nov 13, which is the day before the firearms deer season begins.
On the final night of the Valley Girls Slow Pitch Softball League season, Mike's Townline Service handed league champion Park Avenue Motor Car its only loss of the season with an 18-12 triumph.
The Sanofi vaccines division said Monday that the initial shipment marks the first of more than 60 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine that it plans to deliver to health care providers in the United States this flu season.
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In science:

Because of that we have done period search separately for each season unless the number of useful observations in the particular season was lower than 50 data points.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Data from such seasons were merged with the ones from neighboring seasons and analyzed together. A similar period search was also performed on the whole data set after eliminating season to season variations.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Right panels show filled symbols folded with the detected periods after applying corrections for seasonal variations.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
In most cases periodic variability is seen over the whole observational interval without any significa nt phase shift from one season to another, but a few stars show transient periodic variability.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
The brightness at right panels is corrected for seasonal variations of luminosity.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Analysis of 6 seasons of ASAS photometric observations led to the detection of periodic variations in 31 objects with typical half-amplitude of 10 mmag and periods between a fraction of a day and 83 d.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Very similar temperature distributions were measured on other days during the same season.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Very similar temperature distributions were measured on other days during the same season.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Because of the sparse sampling, the V - and J -band data were folded at the orbital period to produce mean light curves for the two observing seasons.
Optical and UV Light Curves of the Accretion Disk Corona Source 4U 1822-371
Normally, well seasoned physics readers couldn’t give much time to a reading that tries to revive the Aether hypothesis – hence the cajoli ng effort to draw the reader.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
RVs obtained by cross-correlation and corrected for systematic shifts are shown, for each season separately, in Figure 2.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
Relative RVs of our program stars for the three observing seasons.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
Our results will be presented in the steady-state approximation, well after the flux is “turned on”, but will still show seasonal and solar cycle fluctuations.
Atmospheric Consequences of Cosmic Ray Variability in the Extragalactic Shock Model II: Revised ionization levels and their consequences
Variations here are due to seasonal and solar cycle changes which affect photolysis reactions that are important for O3. Depletions for case 1 (Figure 3a) range around 0.6%.
Atmospheric Consequences of Cosmic Ray Variability in the Extragalactic Shock Model II: Revised ionization levels and their consequences
The asymmetry between poles is primarily a consequence of the season chosen (March).
Atmospheric Consequences of Cosmic Ray Variability in the Extragalactic Shock Model II: Revised ionization levels and their consequences
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