gravy

Definitions

  • Gravies and Sauces
    Gravies and Sauces
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gravy a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money) "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
    • n gravy the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added
    • n gravy a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gravy Liquid dressing for meat, fish, vegetables, etc.
    • Gravy The juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gravy The fat and juices that drip from flesh in cooking; also, these juices made into a dressing for the meat when served.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gravy grāv′i the juices from meat while cooking
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Quotations

  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney%20Smith
    “Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.”
  • Billy Boy Franklin
    Billy Boy Franklin
    “Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy.”
  • Bette Davis
    Bette%20Davis
    “To fulfill a dream to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.”

Idioms

Gravy train - If someone is on the gravy train, they have found and easy way to make lots of money.
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In the gravy - If you're in the gravy, you're rich and make money easily.
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Rest is gravy - (USA) If the rest is gravy, it is easy and straightforward once you have reached that stage.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. greavie,; prob. fr. greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow. See Greaves
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Earlier greavy; prob. originally an adj. formed greaves, the dregs of tallow.

Usage

In literature:

I loathe that my beautiful form should be covered with gravy or soapy water.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
The pie gravy finds its way into the prose and the verse of a whole young generation.
"My Contemporaries In Fiction" by David Christie Murray
For dinner we had reindeer roast with flour gravy, potatoes, plum butter, rye and white bread and butter, coffee and tapioca pudding.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Lets drip a certain gravy from her eyes.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
The gravy may be mussed up a trifle, but the old ring-general ain't lost an ounce.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
The oblong ones, with groove to collect the gravy, did not vary in shape till our own day.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
On that occasion in carving a joint he had the misfortune to spill some gravy on the cloth.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
Pickled capers, and gravy, or gravy, and samphire, cut an inch long.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
Olivia, who had dined off potatoes and gravy, was already faint from exhaustion.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
De slaves 'ud set roun' under de trees an' eat an' laugh an' talk till de oberseer, Bob Gravie, yells at 'em ter git back ter wuck.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
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In poetry:

"They had no roasted turkey-breast
For dinner; not a scrap
Of gravy, stuffing, and the rest
Saw any hungry chap.
"November" by Nancy Byrd Turner
"ONE slice! And may I ask you for
Another drop of gravy?"
I sat and looked at him in awe,
For certainly I never saw
A thing so white and wavy.
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
Wen you git a steamin' hoe-cake
On de table, go way, man!
'D ain but one t'ing to go wid it,
'Sides de gravy in de pan,
Dat 's 'lasses an' watah, 'lasses an' watah.
"A Preference" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Stuffing my ears with cotton-wool, to drown
The jabbering set he egged her on to buy.
I know his habits - what time he came down,
His preference for sauce to gravy, why
"Mr Bleaney" by Philip Larkin
Beef an' blood-gravy's fightin' food,
Not milk; but, all the same,
I come to see there ain't no good
In this crook-landwidge game.
An' so a little vow I made,
An' joined their swell Clean Lip Brigade.
"The Invalid" by C J Dennis
I jes' gee-haw the hosses, and unhook the swingle-tree,
Whur the hazel-bushes tosses down their shadders over me,
And I draw my plug o' navy, and I climb the fence, and set
Jes' a-thinkin' here, 'y gravy! till my eyes is wringin'-wet!
"Romancin'" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

But we'd like to see more full-service breakfast and brunch spots embrace the pastry outside of biscuits and gravy.
Vegan Turkey, Gravy Soda and More.
The American Legion Riders in Gardner will host a biscuit and gravy breakfast on March 4 to benefit Honor Flight.
And it has nothing to do with wanting to dive into some roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy.
Fully-cooked beef tips with gravy.
Mashed potatoes and gravy have a few less-than-ideal outcomes, lumps being among the most likely.
Pork Chops & Portabello Mushroom Gravy, Part 1.
Cider -brined Turkey with Sage Gravy.
Recipe for Cider Brined Turkey with Sage Gravy.
Cider -brined turkey with sage gravy.
IF you strip back the traditional Thanksgiving menu to its most basic elements, you have turkey, gravy and stuffing.
4 oz cooked turkey breast, sliced 2 wedges of cornbread 1 ladle of turkey gravy (warmed over works fine) 1 large scoop mashed potatoes.
Place sliced turkey over potatoes and spoon gravy over the turkey.
Jones Soda company came out with a Turkey and Gravy Soda a few years ago.
Turkey and Gravy flavored Ice Cream .
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In science:

It will transmit gravis called the gravitational magnetic field. itational magnetic interactions between two rotating ob jects.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
But so far no local (in time) criterion is known which quantifies the amount of gravi tational radiation in an initial data set.
Close encounters of black holes
The massless scalar field is a useful model in studies of gravi tational collapse since its evolution equation in absence of gravity - the massless Klein-Gordon equation on Minkowski spacetime - is free of singular solutions.
Genericity of blackhole formation in the gravitational collapse of homogeneous self-interacting scalar fields
However, late-forming groups do not have sufficient time to cool before the entropy is gravi tationally reprocessed through successive mergers— counteracting cooling and potentially raising the core entropy further.
The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars III: Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies
All higher orders terms are obtained in a similar manner. ty arises from extremIn our paradigm based on Eq.(3), the field equations for gravi ising S with respect to variations of the vector field na , with the constraint d(nana ) = 0, and demanding that the resulting condition holds for all normalized vector fields .
Gravity as an emergent phenomenon: A conceptual description
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