spaghetti

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spaghetti pasta in the form of long strings
    • n spaghetti spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.
    • n Spaghetti A variety or macaroni made in tubes of small diameter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If one pound of spaghetti was layed out in one noodle it would be 300 feet long.
    • n spaghetti A kind of Italian macaroni made in the form of cords smaller than ordinary macaroni, but several times larger than the threads of vermicelli.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Imperia, Italy is the home of the Agnesi Historical Museum of Spaghetti.
    • n Spaghetti spa-get′ti an Italian cord-like paste intermediate in size between macaroni and vermicelli.
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Quotations

  • Sophia Loren
    Sophia Loren
    “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher%20Morley
    “No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It., pl. of spaghetto, dim. of spago, a cord.

Usage

In literature:

But I'm going to remind Madam Spaghetti that I'm seventeen to-day.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
And oh, I thought she could make the best spaghetti.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He knew his Works were good, because all the Free and Untrammeled Souls in the Spaghetti Joint told him so.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
Do you think this farmer will cook the spaghetti?
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Spaghettina is finer than spaghetti, and for sale at Italian groceries.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Then he asked if by any chance I had any spaghetti with me.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Several mouthfuls of spaghetti convinced him that he was hungry after all.
"All Day Wednesday" by Richard Olin
But by supper time her hunger got the better of her and she ate spaghetti without a murmur.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
The waitress approached, bearing two large plates piled high with spaghetti.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Put in with the spaghetti in a baking dish, and add one quart tomatoes, strained.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
With wood cock serve spaghetti and lettuce salad.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
BAKED SPAGHETTI WITH OYSTERS.
"Gala Day Luncheons" by Caroline Benedict Burrell
D is a vinyl spaghetti tag.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Cook spaghetti well, fry it in butter and serve with mushrooms.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
Then Rachel wanted to demonstrate her new skills at eating spaghetti.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Well, let the Illustrissima not allow the spaghetti to get cold.
"The Devourers" by Annie Vivanti Chartres
Noodles, spaghetti, or other paste, should be served, either separate or on the side of plate with the stew.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
The broken cheese is grated and added to macaroni, spaghetti and other cooked cheese dishes.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
In Italy you would see the art galleries and eat spaghetti.
"Mitz and Fritz of Germany" by Madeline Brandeis
He stepped carefully over Spaghetti but Spaghetti was so nervous these times he awakened very easily.
"The Shriek" by Charles Somerville
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In poetry:

Cut out that throwing confetti!
Look at the gentleman, stewed;
Looks like a shred of spaghetti--
Don't get so terribly rude!
"An Election Night Pantoum" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Hark to the honk of the horn!
Cut out that throwing confetti!
There! My new overcoat's torn--
Looks like a shred of spaghetti.
"An Election Night Pantoum" by Franklin Pierce Adams
S.O.S., S.O.S., flashed through the air
From the wireless right down the jetty
The steward brought S.O.S. on a plate
Sausages, onions, and spaghetti.
"The Sailor's Farewell To His Horse." by Billy Bennett
And ere next night his story was the talk of Dawson Town,
But gone and reft of glory was the wrathful Major Brown;
For that ice-worm (so they told him) of such formidable size
Was - a stick of stained spaghetti with two red ink spots for eyes.
"The Ballad Of The Ice-Worm Cocktail" by Robert W Service

In news:

Spaghetti Western cognoscenti often rank Guilio Questi's Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot as one of the most bizarre examples of the genre ever made.
Features spaghetti-western heroes, samurai warriors, “Sin City”.
Ten Thousand More Ways to Die: Spaghetti Western Collection.
WITH his 1964 film "A Fistful of Dollars," the Italian director Sergio Leone invented the spaghetti western .
Ten Thousand More Ways to Die: Spaghetti Western Collection.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz have been circling other roles in the spaghetti Western.
An easy way to light a deep candle is to use a lit piece of uncooked spaghetti.
Some of us like to head to a local diner where you can get breakfast 24/7 and a cheap plate of spaghetti.
I wonder what's for dessert after the spaghetti dinner.
Yet despite the advances, a killer app to untangle the spaghetti junction is unlikely to emerge.
Extra spaghetti works beautifully in a frittata or, added to two whisked eggs and a splash of cream, an omelet.
7) In a non-stick pan, melt butter and add spaghetti sauce on medium heat until it comes together.
Honey Boo Boo visits Beverly Hills eatery Villa Blanc to see how their spaghetti measures up to her mom's.
Bloomingdale School is holding their annual BLT Spaghetti Dinner and Pie Sale – check back for more details.
Spaghetti feed, silent auction to be held Aug 7.
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In science:

In addition, the extended ionization tracks left behind by the two high energy electrons from the decay (∼ 30 cm long at 10 bar) enable the suppress of background by performing topology recognition of the “spaghetti with two meat-balls” signature .
Results from the NEXT prototypes
Morrison spoke of the Spaghetti Survey which should be sensitive to such events out to a radius of 100 kpc.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
If, as intrinsic to 1D models, the steps are imagined as uncooked spaghetti dropped at any position with probability 1/hℓi, P (s) is a Poisson distribution exp(−s).
Using the Wigner-Ibach Surmise to Analyze Terrace-Width Distributions: History, User's Guide, and Advances
In fact, the old non structured “spaghetti code” resulted in very comp lex program graphs. GOTO statement, for example introduces edges and when these are used to b ranch into or out of loops, the resulting program graphs become even more comp lex.
Mathematical Principles in Software Quality Engineering
Pasta is expected at the base of the crust in a neutron star and can involve a variety of complex shapes such as flat plates (“lasagna”) in addition to long rods (“spaghetti”).
Neutron Star Crust and Molecular Dynamics Simulation
New techniques have been developed and refined to search for phase-space structure (i.e. structure in positional and velocity space): these include convergent-point analysis, the ‘spaghetti’ method, global convergence mapping, epicycle correction, and orbital back-tracking.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
The first results of a systematic observational program for finding substructure in the inner, flattened, halo, was presented by Harding et al., based on a strategy derived from N-body simulations of their ‘spaghetti’ model (which graced the announcement poster for this meeting).
The Galactic Halo: Conference Summary
There is also a number of isotopes available with zero nuclear spin, so that the resulting molecular potentials are not complicated by the “spaghetti” of hyperfine-structure states; this simplifies studies of trap losses and ultracold collisions .
High-accuracy relativistic many-body calculations of van der Waals coefficients C_6 for alkaline-earth atoms
Behind the target complex followed a hexagonal spectrometer magnet for momentum measurement, a high resolution spaghetti calorimeter for measuring hadronic showers and a muon spectrometer.
Latest CHORUS and NOMAD results
If a precedence tree is tangled like a bowl of spaghetti, the spreadsheet legitimately can be called a spaghetti spreadsheet! If a spreadsheet's precedence tree includes blank cells, the spreadsheet is perverse, since it depends on information that is missing.
New Guidelines For Spreadsheets
The basic shapes of these complex structures were named after well known types of cheese and pasta: droplets = meat balls (bubbles = Swiss cheese), rods = spaghetti (tubes = penne) and slabs = lasagna, for three, two and one dimensions respectively.
The pasta phase and its consequences on neutrino opacities
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