whey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whey watery part of milk produced when raw milk sours and coagulates "Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating some curds and whey"
    • n whey the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whey The serum, or watery part, of milk, separated from the more thick or coagulable part, esp. in the process of making cheese.In this process, the thick part is called curd, and the thin part whey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whey The serum of milk: that part of milk which remains fluid after the proteids have been coagulated by rennet as in cheese-making, or by an acid as in the natural souring of milk. Whey is often mixed with wine, or flavored with herbs, spices, etc., and used as a cooling beverage.
    • n whey An obsolete form of quey.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Whey hwā the watery part of milk, separated from the curd, esp. in making cheese
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hwæg,; cf. D. wei, hui, Fries. weye, LG. wey, waje,.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S, hwǽg; Low Ger. wey.

Usage

In literature:

That way it will keep, and they can have a portion each day of curds and whey, and a fourth share of their bread.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
His complexion, nevertheless, was more clammy and whey-like than ever.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
Ne'er gi'e de colored peoples no l'arnin' no whey 'fore freedom 'clare.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
When they got into the house, nurse asked for some warm whey with a little sugar in it.
"Adventure of a Kite" by Harriet Myrtle
HOW TO MAKE WHITE WINE WHEY.
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
Come with me, Lizzie, and we will feed on curds and whey, and thou shalt have a bonnie blue plaid with red and green strips.
"Stories from the Ballads" by Mary MacGregor
Yes, there was the bowl of curds and whey as usual.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
Or you may make other souse-drink of whey and salt beaten together, it will make your brawn look more white and better.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
Curds and whey are very good to eat.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
Of course Zaidee instantly proceeded to turn one, and out came a spurting deluge of whey, all over their feet.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
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In poetry:

It ails me not at your ballad gay,
So kind:
It ails me not for the wine and whey,
So kind:
"Two Folk Songs" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
He lived on curds and whey,
And daily sang their praises,
And then he'd go and play
With buttercups and daisies.
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
This people's enterprise is not
a potent force behind it.
They live on curds and whey a lot
and liquor when they find it.
"Table Hymn" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Then like a splash of saffron whey
That spills from out a bogwood bowl
Oozed from the mountain clefts the whole
Rich and reluctant light of day.
"To His Love Instead Of A Promised Picture-Book" by Edward Powys Mathers
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating of curds and whey.
There came a black spider,
Which sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
"The Maid's Alarm" by Oscar Fay Adams
Rose Red's hair is brown as fur
and shines in firelight as she prepares
supper of honey and apples, curds and whey,
for the bear, and leaves it ready
on the hearth-stone.
"An Embroidery" by Denise Levertov

In news:

Whey's Growing Role in Feeding a Hungry World: Advancing technology brings big business to protein industry.
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder.
Creamery has a 'Whey' with cheese.
Designing Desirable Whey Proteins.
Italian model makes an appearance to talk about his whey protein powder.
USDA has raised its estimate for 2013 dairy exports due to higher demand, especially for cheese and whey protein solids shipments.
Is there really a difference between regular WHEY protein and more expensive ISOPURE protein .
For example, whey has three different concentrations of protein (as does soy).
Whey Protein vs Soy Protein.
In this edition of Better Bodies, KMVT's Jason Carter and a Gold's Gym trainer compare whey and soy protein.
Cheesemaker Alissa Tappan , owner of North Bay Curds and Whey, is a member of a cheese co-op in Tomales.
ROTTERDAM — An overturned tanker trailer spilled approximately 3,000 gallons of whey product on the entrance ramp of Thruway exit 25A, according to police reports.
Whey protein battles age-related muscle loss.
I just learned that Curds & Whey (On 13th and Tacoma) has closed.
Grande creates two whey protein products for drinks, snacks.
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In science:

Such pseudo-random sets of operators are most useful whey they may be parameterized and generated on a quantum processor in a way that requires exponentially fewer resources than direct implementation of the uniformly random set.
Random Quantum Circuits and Pseudo-Random Operators: Theory and Applications
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