• WordNet 3.6
    • n starches foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
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  • Edward M. Forster
    “Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.”


In literature:

Most of the starchy preparations, such as tapioca, rice, corn starch, etc., however, are almost entirely devoid of protein material.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Now, mister," he addressed Leveson, "seein' as the starch is outer you, I'll give ye my arm as fur as the Paloma.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Jack could hear her starched skirts rustle as she came toward him.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
But then she arrested herself with a sharp, curved fling of her starched skirts.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
Boil a little starch with water; if there is enough starch it sets on cooling and a paste results.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Mix two ounces of castor oil with one drachm of starch, then rub them together, and add fourteen ounces of thin gruel.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
He wants a little of the starch taken out of him.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
The Vision in the starched pink gingham now poised above him like a humming-bird over a flower.
"The Claim Jumpers" by Stewart Edward White
The tables had cloths without any starch in them, and the longest bread rolls I have ever seen.
"The Visits of Elizabeth" by Elinor Glyn
Of these Merriwell was the leader, and it was agreed that every effort must be made to "take the starch" out of him.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish

In poetry:

Ancestors grim that stare
Stiff, starched, and haughty down
From the oaken wall of the noble hall
Put on a sterner frown.
"The Mirror" by Madison Julius Cawein
Here let us part! I will not say,
O lady free from scents and starch,
That you are like, in any way,
The authoress of “Middlemarch”.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
With dandy gait all stiff as starch,
These guardians of the town did march;
Each mewing malkin quick did fly,
As warriors tramp'd the alleys by.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
Here's the shirt and chainmail Black Prince wore -
To starch and iron that were real tricky:
It took three boilermakers to put on his shirt,
And a blacksmith to put on his dicky.
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee
"Gran'ma, I'm come to spend the day,
'Cause mother finds me in the way.
Gran'ma, I'll peg the hankies out;
Gran'ma, I'll stir the starch about;
Gran'ma, I'm come, because, you see,
At home, they can't put up with me."
"On Washing Day" by Fay Inchfawn
Which is the world? Of our two sleepings, which
Shall fall awake when cures and their itch
Raise up this red-eyed earth?
Pack off the shapes of daylight and their starch,
The sunny gentlemen, the Welshing rich,
Or drive the night-geared forth.
"Our Eunuch Dreams" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Is an office worker really "white collar" if starched shirts are nowhere to be found.
So choosing the right carbs and blocking starch are a few helpers in fighting fat.
When it comes to cooking a "starch" for your meal, there are few sides easier to make than couscous .
"BREAD is my favorite starch," Judy Rodgers said.
Eat more veggies and fruits, fewer starches and processed foods.
Knowledge is power and starch testing provides insight that could save your farm money.
National Starch is a recognized innovator in food ingredients and specialty starches .
Just when you thought you had mastered food exchanges, carbohydrate counting, and the glycemic index, along comes something else that you may want to include in your meal-planning arsenal: resistant starch .
Henkel KgaA has announced that it will acquire the adhesives and electronic materials businesses of National Starch and Chemical Company of Bridgewater, NJ, USA, a subsidiary of ICI plc.
Just the Right Amount of Starch .
Typically used at 1/5 the level of starch , it is an effective starch replacer in hot and cold sauces, gravies and dips.
It wasn't about who finished first, but about getting sprayed with water and then having Kroger brand, colored corn-starch thrown at you, while running 3.1 miles around UVU.
Rice starch (oil absorber and volumizer).
The phrase carries with it something of the feel of a high starched collar.
Making risotto involves the slow addition of liquid and frequent stirring to coax the starch from the rice.

In science:

While the random aggregation of the amplifying fibers itself provides some scattering, the latter was enhanced in our experiments by the addition of passive scatterers like non-active fiber pieces or granular starch.
Levy statistical fluctuations from a Random Amplifying Medium
The tails of the histograms can be fitted to the power law function (g−ν ) with exponents ν = 0.62 and 1.68, for systems with passive scattering medium as non-active white fiber pieces and granular starch respectively.
Levy statistical fluctuations from a Random Amplifying Medium