stuffing

Definitions

  • Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove
    Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stuffing padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture
    • n stuffing a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Initially golf balls were made out of wood. After that they were made out of leather which was stuffed with feathers
    • Stuffing A mixture of oil and tallow used in softening and dressing leather.
    • Stuffing (Cookery) Any seasoning preparation used to stuff meat; especially, a composition of bread, condiments, spices, etc.; forcemeat; dressing.
    • Stuffing That which is used for filling anything; as, the stuffing of a saddle or cushion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before 1850, golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers.
    • n stuffing The material used for filling a cushion, a mattress, a horse-collar, the skin of a bird or other animal, etc.
    • n stuffing In cookery, seasoned or flavored material, such as bread-crumbs, chestnuts, mashed potatoes, or oysters, used for filling the body of a fowl, or the hollow from which a bone has been taken in a joint of meat, before cooking, to keep the whole in shape, and to impart flavor.
    • n stuffing The art or operation of filling and mounting the skin of an animal; taxidermy. Two main methods of stuffing are distinguished as soft and hard. In the former the skin is wired, or otherwise fixed on an internal framework, and cotton or tow is introduced, bit by-bit, till the desired form is secured. In the latter a solid mass of tow, shaped like the animal, is introduced within the skin, which is then molded upon this artificial body. Hard stuffing is usually practised upon birds.
    • n stuffing A filling of indifferent or superfluous material for the sake of extension, as in a book; padding.
    • n stuffing A mixture of fish-oil and tallow rubbed into leather to soften it and render it supple and water-proof.
    • n stuffing The wooden wedges or folds of paper used to wedge the plates of a comb-cutter's saw into the two grooves in the stock
    • n stuffing In textile-coloring, the process of applying a mordant dyestuff to textile material that has not been previously mordanted. The color lake is subsequently formed, and fixed by an after-treatment or saddening with some mordanted principle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Francis Bacon died of hypothermia while trying to freeze a chicken by stuffing it with snow.
    • Stuffing that which is used to stuff or fill anything—straw, sawdust, feathers, hair, &c.: relishing ingredients put into meat, poultry, &c. in cooking
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Quotations

  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia%20Woolf
    “When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.”
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.”

Idioms

Stuffed to the gills - If someone is stuffed to the gills, they have eaten a lot and are very full.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estoffe (Fr. étoffe)—L. stuppa, tow.

Usage

In literature:

She carefully skinned and stuffed it, and put it away for him.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
At all his meals he would keep stuffing and stuffing himself, just like a little pig feeding for market.
"The Cockatoo's Story" by Mrs. George Cupples
The wizard, without raising his head, and stuffing his mouth full to prevent the power of speech, glanced keenly about the floor.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
These were unfortunately not nearly ripe, but Dick resolved to try his hand at a new dish, so he stuffed the breast of his coat full of them.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
In helping the guests, when no choice is expressed, give a piece of both the white and dark meat, with some of the stuffing.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
De beds wuz made by hand an' de mattresses wuz big tickin's stuffed wid straw.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
After the chill dusk had fallen and he had stuffed his rusty little stove with all the wood it would hold, he heard the men returning.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
Otherways bone it and fill the body with a farsing or stuffing made of minced mutton with spices, and the same materials as aforesaid.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
The number of birds that he shot and stuffed was enormous.
"Chasing the Sun" by R.M. Ballantyne
On it was a stuffed fox in a glass case.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
Jack stuffed the steel box into his breast and turned to Lorraine.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
If a moist stuffing is desired, add one-quarter cup milk.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
The leg, the loin, and the shoulder may be stuffed with well-seasoned sage stuffing.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
Carriages and omnibuses are crowded, stuffed and embroidered with people.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Proceed as in previous recipe, substituting this stuffing.
"New Vegetarian Dishes" by Mrs. Bowdich
He thrust his hands into his coat pockets and held out bills and silver to Rathburn who stuffed the plunder into his own pockets.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
Stuffing a boy's head with so much knowledge is not developing his mind, and the result must necessarily be as artificial as the process.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst
Head stuffed full of silly fancies.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
When the shoulders and chest have been filled firm full, but not to the point of looking stuffed, turn to the hind legs and pelvis.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
The girl stuffed the corner of her handkerchief into her mouth.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

An' ex-cobbler Jackson.
Whose fist hath not wax on,
Since Kit, stuffed wi' bother;
Tramps leeter than leather.
"O'Connor's Michaelmas Goose" by Samuel Bamford
For— it's "Goodbye Sally and Sue"
And— "It's time to get afloat—"
With an aching head and a straw-stuffed bed,
And a knife and an oil-skin coat.
"Seafarer" by Anonymous Americas
"They cam' to me," said that fair ladye;
"And I prithee send nae mair!"
Said - "that cushion sae red, for my doggie's head,
It is stuffed wi' thae locks o' hair."
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
Here's a turnex. It's going quite cheaply.
(It lived with stuffed birds in the hall!
And, of course, to a mind that thinks deeply
That settles it, once and for all.)
"Fashions" by Alfred Noyes
And, Bird, despite thy meditative air,
I hold thy stock of wit but paltry pelf —
Thou show'st that same grave aspect everywhere,
And wouldst look thoughtful, stuffed, upon a shelf.
"To a Captive Owl" by Henry Timrod
And he did a fine trade, eh, for years and for years.
People all came from near and from far there
Just to see Uncle George and the Dragon which he had had,
Stuffed and hung up in the bar there.
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee

In news:

Buke & Gase's Aron Sanchez and Arone Dyer (and an unnamed stuffed friend).
Tossing reason aside, I decided to reinvent the foie gras, brioche, and butter -stuffed chicken so it would abide by kosher law.
Stuffed jalapenos can be made in conventional or lazy way.
Caravaggio 's demise and the weiner-stuffed crust.
Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast .
Stuffings can come in many varieties.
Earlier this week we learned that they are stuffing hot dogs in pizza over in the UK.
From the Well-Stuffed Closets of Mrs Thomas L Kempner.
Wild Rice Stuffing 2 lbs.
I'd like to order two pizzas – One with just cheese, and the other with a hotdog stuffed-crust.
Pizza Huts in the UK are now offering a new version of the stuffed-crust pizza.
Come see what the Huff is about & join the 6th Annual Huffing For Stuffing Thanksgiving Day Run.
McPherson County Council on Aging Page A2 In Brown: Stuffing yourself at Thanksgiving dinner Page A4.
This is a drawing of a locked box which a Libyan man says US interrogators once stuffed him into.
The next thing you know they are all stuffed in the bed up all night with you.
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In science:

All of the semantic properties are stuffed into the codebook, the interface between source structure and channel structure, which to information theorists is as interesting as a phonebook is to sociologists.
The transmission sense of information
Moreover between two consecutive labelled statements p and p1 f is stuffing a sequence of statements of H which is unique for the reason that Dg is unique.
Underapproximation of Procedure Summaries for Integer Programs
One may speculate that this part of ballots for UR was in some way “unfair” (stuffed, fraudulently counted, or obtained in non-voluntary voting settings).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
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