• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pasty having the sticky properties of an adhesive
    • adj pasty resembling paste in color; pallid "he looked pasty and red-eyed","a complexion that had been pastelike was now chalky white"
    • n pasty (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers
    • n pasty small meat pie or turnover
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the female grasshopper lays eggs, she covers her eggs with a pasty liquid that protects the eggs throughout the winter
    • n Pasty A pie consisting usually of meat wholly surrounded with a crust made of a sheet of paste, and often baked without a dish; a meat pie. "If ye pinch me like a pasty .""Apple pasties .""A large pasty baked in a pewter platter."
    • a Pasty Like paste, as in color, softness, stickness. "A pasty complexion."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pasty Like paste; of the consistence of paste; of the appearance or color of paste.
    • n pasty A pie covered with a paste or pie-crust: said to be properly a preparation of venison, veal, lamb, or other meat, highly seasoned, and inclosed in a crust or paste.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pasty pās′ti like paste
    • n Pasty a small pie of meat and crust baked without a dish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. pasté, F. pâté,. See Paste, and cf. Patty


In literature:

Their dull, pasty complexions alarm us then.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
When it feels pasty or sticky it may be washed off with a little warm water without soap.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
The terrified Buttons immediately dropped a large venison pasty into Mrs. Mistletoe's lap.
"The Dragon of Wantley" by Owen Wister
Under one arm a pasty sack of flour was tucked, under the other a smoked venison haunch.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
You couldn't say but what she did it thorough, too; for she'd come back wearin' a long crape veil and lookin' pasty faced and wore out.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Maynard produced a packet of sandwiches and a pasty.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
Do not apply it too thick, which would give the face a pasty, unnatural look.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
They would bring pasties and wines and lights, and coarsely they would revel.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
My lady, why partake you not of the pasty?
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
And outside, I saw the pasty-faced crowd waiting to get in, and all the Sunday litter in the road.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson

In poetry:

While serving lads ran to and fro,
Pouring the ruby wine,
And jellies trembled on the board,
And towering pasties fine,—­
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
The blow was a decisive one,
And DOCTOR BROWN grew deadly pasty,
"Now see the mischief that you've done -
You Turks are so extremely hasty.
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

's Top Choice for Pasties : The Pasty Corner in Iron River.
The votes are in, and The Pasty Corner is taking home the title of FOX UP's Top Choice for Pasties .
Thousands eat up Pasty Fest 2012.
0The annual event featured a new pasty eating contest and a pasty bake-off competition.
Where is your Top Choice for pasties .
Vote for your favorite pasties .
They're an old tradition from England, and a favorite of our Michigan neighbors in the UP, and now you'll have a chance to buy some fresh, homemade pasties right here in Wausau.
Pasties cost $4 and must be ordered in advance by calling 906-345-9314.
Flight of the pasty .
Served piping hot, the pasties go great with a pint of Newcastle or Kronenbourg, both on tap here along with other brews.
Buy petrol and eat pasties.
Practically Parisian Pastis is one of the most authentic French dining experiences around.
In a seedy apartment house nearby lives pasty, fat Mr Hire.
That one of the better musical tributes to MLK Jr would come from a bunch of pasty Irish dudes.
Stephan Pastis isn't afraid to go whether most other cartoonists don't.

In science:

The threshold roughly corresponds to VΣ (aw ) = VΣ (0) which defines a maximal value of the stress σi (aw ) for stability on the pasty branch.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
In this interpretation, the sections σ∗ → σi on the pasty branch, and σd → σ∗ on the flowing one would be called metastable.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
Adding some noise in the bulk equation for a would reduce the metastable branch, bringing the system (possibly after prohibitively long waiting times) to jump from the pasty to the fluid branch at σ∗.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
In the present paper we used an extension of a model previously introduced to account for the rheology and aging in pasty systems, in which the steady state local flow curve is non-monotonous so that heterogeneous flows can be generated at steady state.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
Bandos I., Lechner K., Nurmagambetov A., Pasti P., Sorokin D., Tonin M., Covariant action for super-f ivebrane of M theory, Phys.
Duality-Symmetric Approach to General Relativity and Supergravity