dough

Definitions

  • Baker Kneading his Dough
    Baker Kneading his Dough
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dough a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll
    • n dough informal terms for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pretzel snacks have been around for over 1300 years. A European monk invented the snack using used leftover bread dough
    • Dough Anything of the consistency of such paste.
    • Dough Paste of bread; a soft mass of moistened flour or meal, kneaded or unkneaded, but not yet baked; as, to knead dough .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The combination "ough" can be pronounced in 9 different ways; Read this: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
    • n dough A mass composed of flour or meal prepared for baking into bread or cake by various processes, as moistening, mixing with yeast, salt, etc., raising (after which it is called sponge), and kneading, or for simpler kinds by moistening and mixing only; paste of bread.
    • n dough Something having the appearance or consistency of dough, as potter’ clay, etc.
    • n dough A little cake.
    • dough To make into dough.
    • n dough Money; ‘boodle.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
    • n Dough a mass of flour or meal moistened and kneaded, but not baked
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Quotations

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    “College-bred is a four-year loaf, using dad's dough, Coming out half-baked, with a lot of crust.”
  • Bobby Locke
    Bobby Locke
    “Drive for show, but putt for dough.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me.”
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    “Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dagh, dogh, dow, AS. dāh,; akin to D. deeg, G. teig, Icel. deig, Sw. deg, Dan. deig, Goth. daigs,; also, to Goth. deigan, to knead, L. fingere, to form, shape, Skr. dih, to smear; cf. Gr. wall, to touch, handle. . Cf. Feign Figure Dairy Duff
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dáh; Ger. teig, Ice. deig, dough; prov. dow and duff.

Usage

In literature:

I want to get wise to him before I crowds my dough on to the 'Sociation.
"Blister Jones" by John Taintor Foote
With a broad-bladed knife cut and mix in enough well-dried flour, sifted, to make a stiff dough (about seven cups).
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
Holt was baking a batch of sour-dough bread that evening when there came a knock at the cabin door.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
The food for fattening turkeys, said Tibbetts, should consist of a warm dough, made from two parts corn meal and one part wheat bran.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
His mother just gave him a little loaf of dough and a bottle of sour beer.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
When it has raised mix to a stiff dough, make into loaves and put into pans.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
One measure of liquid is used with three measures of flour for a soft, or bread, dough.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
The heat strikes it and reflects upon the dough and the dough bakes.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
If the crop is to be threshed, the harvesting should be done when the kernels have passed out of the milk into the hard dough state.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
The gas and steam inflate the tenacious dough and finally escape into the oven.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
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In poetry:

An' reever an' cove, dough I’ll not forget dem,
An' voyageurs too, an' Joe Belair,
Can do w'at dey lak, an' me--I’ll let dem
Go w'ere dey want to, for I don't care.
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
Joe Giles went in for grabbing gold,
And grovelled in the dirt;
He, too, looks prematurely old,
His gastric ulcers hurt:
Although he has a heap of dough.
I do not envy Joe.
"Class-Mates" by Robert W Service
When ol' Sis' Judy pray,
De whole house hit des rock an' moan
Ter see huh teahs an' hyuh huh groan;
Dar's somepin' in Sis' Judy's tones
Dat melt all ha'ts dough med ur stones,
When ol' Sis' Judy pray.
"When Ol' Sis' Judy Pray" by James Edwin Campbell
And, to our 'natural allies'—
Our veteran Kinderhook Invincibles,
Who do our bidding, in the guise
Of 'northern men, with southern principles,'—
Men who have faces firm as dough,
And, as we set their noses, go—
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont
This year in dough and hollow the stream's song sounds the same:
On every windy hillside the grasses burn like flame:
Where the empty air is loud with the peewit's lonely crying
And the call o' the moorland gale to the bird's call replying.
"Little Waxy" by Cicely Fox Smith
I was purty good for tradin', mebbe tak' it from ma fader,
For de ole man’s alway tryin' show me somet'ing dat was new--
But de trade I mak' dat evenin' wit' poor Rosalie, I rader
Not say not'ing moche about it, dough it’s bes' I never do.
"Pioneers" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

The dough can be frozen until you are ready to use it or the completed strudels can be frozen before baking them.
Strudels can be sweet or savory, but are basically a dough rolled or wrapped around a filling.
Sheets frozen phyllo dough (14x9-inch rectangles), thawed.
A pastry made from a thin sheet of dough rolled up with filling and baked.
Who's rolling in the dough.
Family Trust Federal Credit Union and The york County Library join the present "Know Your Dough".
The secret to this crispy pizza: giving the dough lots of time to rise so it's pliant enough to stretch very thin.
The agency is hoping the stores will spruce up the system and bring in some much-needed dough.
Press dough evenly over bottom of pan.
Portland's best pizza: Apizza Scholls, Tastebud and the other area pizzerias worth your dough.
Here's the dish: no fuss crusts and tempting toppings for very little dough.
) roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough 4 oz.
To assemble the trifles , place two of the baked dough circle "cookies" tightly together at the bottom of each glass.
Shelli and Chris twirl some dough at Pizza Girls.
Chris Emma and Shelli Lockhart go looking for the dough repair kit behind the scenes at Pizza Girls.
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In science:

For example, bread dough made from wheat is viscoelastic because of the gluten polymer; likewise, the ovalbumin protein (a polymer) makes egg whites viscoelastic.
Turbulent Elasticity of the Solar Convective Zone and the Taylor Number Puzzle
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