• WordNet 3.6
    • n muffin a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Muffin A light, spongy, cylindrical cake, used for breakfast and tea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n muffin A light round spongy cake, the English variety of which is usually eaten toasted and buttered.
    • n muffin A small earthen plate.
    • n muffin One who is given to muffing or acting clumsily in playing a game, but more particularly one who in cricket or base-ball fails to retain hold on a ball which comes into his hands. See muff, n., 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Muffin muf′in a soft, light, spongy cake, eaten hot with butter: a small plate: one who dangles after a young woman: a poor ball-player
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Muff


In literature:

Muffin told us you were coming.
"The Candy Country" by Louisa M. Alcott
We discovered a silver muffin dish, a plate of cakes, and a glass pot of honey, to say nothing of the tea.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
The Applebys didn't have muffins, but they did have sandwiches, and everybody was happy.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
For a long time I thought it was going to be all tea and muffins and pianoforte.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
Oh, have you seen the muffin man that lives in Drury Lane, O!
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The Admiral's washing apparatus is about the size of a muffin-plate, and he could easily live in his chest.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
She observed her guest had neither tea nor muffin.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
In some places buttered muffins accompany it, but this extra refreshment is only seen now in very old-fashioned houses.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
A long stowage of muffins and sugar is the only anchor.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Her muffins this morning were above reproach and to-morrow we're to have Spotted Dog pudding.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer

In poetry:

Now for the tea of our host,
Now for the rollicking bun,
Now for the muffin and toast,
Now for the gay Sally Lunn!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now for the tea of our host—
Now for the rollicking bun—
Now for the muffin and toast—
Now for the gay Sally Lunn!
"The Sorcerer: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There was an Old Man of Calcutta,
Who perpetually ate bread and butter,
Till a great bit of muffin,
On which he was stuffing,
Choked that horrid Old Man of Calcutta
"Limerick:There was an Old Man of Calcutta" by Edward Lear
In the pictures from Walther Scott, never a fault there's got,
Sure the marble's as natural as thrue Scaglio;
And the Chamber Pompayen is sweet to take tay in,
And ait butther'd muffins in sweet Pimlico.
"The Pimlico Pavilion" by William Makepeace Thackeray
'Twould binifit your sowls,
To see the butthered rowls,
The sugar-tongs and sangwidges and craim galyore,
And the muffins and the crumpets,
And the band of hearts and thrumpets,
To celebrate the sworry upon Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Said he who caught the Mouse to him who caught the Muffin,--
'We might cook this little Mouse, if we had only some Stuffin'!
'If we had but Sage andOnion we could do extremely well,
'But how to get that Stuffin' it is difficult to tell'--
"The Two Old Bachelors" by Edward Lear

In news:

Bake these bite-size frittatas in a miniature muffin pan.
Serves soups, salads, sandwiches, cookies, muffins beverages, No alcohol.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Muffin tops have no chance against this workout.
) I also love those huge blueberry muffins, like you'll find at Perkins.
A stack of pancakes, sausages and muffins were served to raise money for the Wisconsin Youth Success Program.
Does Minnesota really need a state muffin.
Saturday morning, Nov 16 at 10 am, they are hosting "Muffins with Mermaids ," where children 10 and under can purchase tickets to have muffins and juice onstage with the characters.
) I also love those huge blueberry muffins , like you'll find at Perkins.
Makes 12 small muffins or 6 larger muffins .
Why 'OMG' and ' muffin top' are now in the Oxford dictionary.
A sampling of baked goods and sandwiches from Muffin Top Bakery.
Quick Thing #1: Seared-Dog Muffin with Green Chiles and Cheddar.
That I was testing a batch of these muffins , she said she wished she could fly right over and dig in.
Muffin 's Ice Cream Shoppe closed until May.
A jerk stole a wallet from a woman at Connecticut Muffin on Seventh Avenue on Oct 11.

In science:

We calculated the optical response of metallic and insulating VO2 using the LDA approach. The band structure calculation was based in the full-potential linear-muffin-tin method.
Optical response of metallic and insulating VO2 calculated with the LDA approach