fatten out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fatten out make fat or plump "We will plump out that poor starving child"
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Quotations

  • Joel Chandler Harris
    Joel Chandler Harris
    “Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck.”

Usage

In literature:

That's the power of the little penny put out to fatten!
"Other People's Money" by Emile Gaboriau
The fishes of the Tiber would have fattening other than that they dig out of its ooze, would they not?
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
That summer would be spent in getting out the ivory, fattening up the dogs, and packing.
"International Weekly Miscellany Of Literature, Art, and Science" by Various
I will not give you a sample fattening menu, for it might be all out of proportion to what you could handle, and it would upset you.
"Diet and Health" by Lulu Hunt Peters
The shop up there should not be fattened with another penny out of the tin box.
"One of Life's Slaves" by Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
One evening, just about sundown, he was out in the corncrib, shelling corn for the large flock of turkeys they were fattening for market.
"Big Brother" by Annie Fellows-Johnston
As I don't approve of ear-rings, I took hers out, and tried to fatten her up, for she was a forlorn creature at first.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5" by Louisa M. Alcott
Now this old woman was a witch, who looked out for little children, whom she fattened up and ate.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
This suits the cattle, and they fatten well upon it, though not turning out very large beasts.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
All of the cattle are not kept in the stable; the fattening stock are kept in the various fields, where hay is fed out to them from the stack.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
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In science:

The width of this stripe is first shrunk ( c)) due to outflow, then it is fattened by a sudden reaction ( d)).
Autocatalytic Reactions in Systems with Hyperbolic Mixing: Exact Results for the Active Baker Map
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