• WordNet 3.6
    • v lard add details to
    • v lard prepare or cook with lard "lard meat"
    • n lard soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lard Bacon; the flesh of swine.
    • Lard The fat of swine, esp. the internal fat of the abdomen; also, this fat melted and strained.
    • Lard To fatten; to enrich. "The oak] with his nuts larded many a swine.""Falstaff sweats to death.
      And lards the lean earth as he walks along."
    • v. i Lard lärd To grow fat.
    • Lard To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard. "Let no alien Sedley interpose
      To lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose."
    • Lard To smear with lard or fat. "In his buff doublet larded o'er with fat
      Of slaughtered brutes."
    • Lard To stuff with bacon; to dress or enrich with lard; esp., to insert lardons of bacon or pork in the surface of, before roasting; as, to lard poultry. "And larded thighs on loaded altars laid."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lard The fat of swine; bacon; pork.
    • n lard The fat of swine after being separated from the flesh and membranes by the process of rendering; the clarified semi-solid oil of hogs' fat. It is a very important article of commerce, being used for many culinary and industrial purposes, in pharmacy as the basis of ointments and cerates, etc. See lard-oil.
    • lard To stuff with bacon or pork; introduce thin pieces of salt pork, ham, or bacon into the substance of (a joint of meat) before cooking, in order to improve its flavor.
    • lard Hence To intersperse with something by way of improvement or ornamentation; enrich; garnish; interlard.
    • lard To pierce as in the operation of larding.
    • lard To apply lard or grease to; baste; grease; besmear.
    • lard To fatten.
    • lard To grow fat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lard lärd the melted fat of the hog
    • v.t Lard to smear with lard: to stuff with bacon or pork: to fatten: to mix with anything
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  • Sir Richard Burton
    Sir Richard Burton
    “They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.”
  • Jovius
    “They castrate the books of other men in order that with the fat of their works they may lard their own lean volumes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., bacon, pig's fat, L. lardum, laridum,; cf. Gr. () fattened, fat


In literature:

A duc, or a prince, or a marquis may marry the daughter of an American citizen who has made a fortune in lard.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
These nuts contain an oil that answers all the purposes of bacon, lard and butter in America.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
She's rendered lard and made sausage and salted and smoked meat till every crock is full.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
Many of these natives will not drink milk, others will not touch lard, and none of them must eat food prepared or handled by certain persons.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 11, March 17, 1898" by Various
Next we shall hear of some fastidious customer who objects to pure lard, because it looks white when cold.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
Nothing is exported to the coast except a few eggs and fowls, lard and potatoes.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
I buys my meal and sugar and lard and little groceries with the money.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I never fuss a cook, or ask how many eggs a cake requires, or remark that we must be using the lard on the hardwood floors.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
It is not good eating, but can be improved by being well larded with mutton fat when roasted.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Make into croquettes or patties; fry in hot lard or with a piece of salt pork.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous

In poetry:

The heart within his bosom
Was as a millstone hard;
His eye was cold and cruel,
His face was frozen lard.
"The Dove" by Victor James Daley
Dear reader I was just a hog,
But O it's awful hard
To die disgraced, and then to be--
Turned into "Pure Leaf Lard."
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck
An image of an aeroplane
the propeller is rashers of bacon
the wings are of reinforced lard
the tail is made of paper-clips
the pilot is a wasp
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne
Give us a wrack or two, Good Lard,
For winter in Tops’il Tickle bes hard,
Wid grey frost creepin’ like mortal sin
And perishin’ lack of bread in the bin.
"The Wreckers’ Prayer" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
'Tis sad, on the eve of the Sabbath to hear
The shout of the drunkard—his maudlin cheer,
As out from the shebeen he staggers along,
With oaths and obscenity larding his song!
"The Demon Drink!" by Janet Hamilton
I gaze round the world in its utmost diminsion;
LARD JAHN and his minions in Council I ask;
Was there ever a Government-pleece (with a pinsion)
But children of Erin were fit for that task?
"The Last Irish Grievance" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Recipe Pie Dough, made with lard.
Bobo -verkill, or, living the lard way.
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Nonetheless, lard appears poised to make a comeback.
Lard sentenced to death.
Jurors sentenced Jerry Lard to death Saturday morning, July 28, in the April 2011 shooting death of Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt.
Can carry pesticide residues, especially if lard is not organic.
Pastured, organic pig lard with higher levels of omega-3s.
Navy plebes have smooth climb up lard -free Herndon Monument.
Don't let lard throw you into a tizzy.
AP photo/Matthew Mead A recipe for spaghetti and chicken livers is made with lard , which appears poised to make a comeback.
1/4 cup lard (preferred) or neutral oil.
The Graceful Fly, Large German Cars Fall: A Compilation of Leaping Lards at the Nürburgring.
Lard makes the flakiest of crusts .
Discrimination, Lard and Beans, Straight From the Heart of Texas.

In science:

Theorem Let {Γn}n be the shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind as considered by Cabanal-Duvil lard and let {Πn}n be the orthogonal polynomials of the Marchenko-Pastur distribution (which are shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind).
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
Let {Γn}n be the shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind as considered by Cabanal-Duvil lard and let {Πn}n be the orthogonal polynomials of the Marchenko-Pastur distribution (which are shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind).
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
Cabanal-Duvil lard, Fluctuations de la Loi Empirique de Grandes Matrices Al´eatoires, Ann. I. H.
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
Mul lard Space Science Lab, University Col lege London, Holmbury St.
The optical counterpart of the double degenerate polar RX J1914+24
Hubert, Complexit´e de suites d´efinies par des bil lards rationnels, Bull.
Growth rates for geometric complexities and counting functions in polygonal billiards