Lump-sugar

Definitions

  • Dutchess balances a lump of sugar on her nose
    Dutchess balances a lump of sugar on her nose
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lump-sugar loaf-sugar in small pieces
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Quotations

  • Pablo Picasso
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    “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Norw. lump, a block; Dut. lomp.

Usage

In literature:

She proposed that ten lumps of sugar should be placed in three teacups, so that there should be an odd number of lumps in every cup.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Moise, as usual, rewarded old gray Betsy, the bell-mare, with a lump of sugar as she passed by.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
This admirable dispenser of lumps of sugar has distracted me a little, for I am still not sufficiently historical.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
And all this time I had been feasting on the sweet white lumps of sugar.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
At the end of that time, draw off the liquor carefully, and put to each gallon three pounds of lump sugar.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Measure, and to each gallon add three pounds down-weight, of the best lump sugar.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
There was a little sky-blue milk in a jug, and a few lumps of sugar in a little silver basin.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
If I gave him a lump of sugar, he would hold it reverently a long time before he would presume to eat it.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Mead brought out a lump of sugar and made the beast nod its age for the reward.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
John sometimes gave him a lump of sugar, but father always led him out to water and held the halter very tightly.
"Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
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In poetry:

Ho, pretty bee, did you see my croodlin doo?
Ho, little lamb, is she jinkin' on the lea?
Ho, bonnie fairy, bring my dearie back to me—
Got a lump o' sugar an' a posie for you,
Only bring back my wee, wee croodlin doo!
"Little Croodlin Doo" by Eugene Field
The Thursday after that, at three,
The King invited Quog to tea.
Quoth Quog, "It was a task to bilk . . .
(I thank you; sugar, please, and milk) . . .
To bilk this Tinker and his pranks.
A scurvy rogue! . . . (Ah, two lumps, thanks.)
"The Debate" by C J Dennis

In news:

Mix sugar, flour salt and chocolate together in a heavy 2 quart sauce pan Gradually add milk and stir well to remove any lumps.
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In science:

It is well known that many processes within the universe are chaotic: the existence of chaotic mixing systems (like the well known examples of the Gibbs ink drop, the sugar lump or the bottle of perfume) is an obvious fact.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
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