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- adj. That which causes weight gain; usually high calorie food with relatively little nutritive value.
- v. present participle of fatten.
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- adj. subject to or used in the process of finishing or fattening up for slaughter
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It is what we call fattening up the frog to feed the snake.
It's because I don't want to spend four -- or eight -- years fattening up Rush Limbaugh's portfolio, or just plain fattening up Ann Coulter.
Then the milk was all made up into butter and cheese at home, while not all that which is not consumed in fattening calves for the city markets is, in most localities, taken to the railroad stations to be shipped on the milk train, or to the nearest of the cheese and butter factories which are distributed through the township.
i definitely have to try it out. 30% less fattening is still good when you have a fried food craving.
It is perfectly possible to slim quickly by just cutting down on all the so-called fattening foods.
But speculation in moderation is no different from enjoying some so-called fattening foods in an endless bid to stay on the healthier regimen.
“I explained that the doctor said I had to gain weight, and she loved the idea of fattening me up.”
The picture of neurasthenia was given for the first time in detail in 1869 by Georg Beard; Weir-Mitchell together with Playfair proposed for it the so-called fattening cure.
Calling reprocessing technologies proliferation resistant if they merely sprinkle some uranium or neptunium in with separated plutonium makes about as much sense as calling a fattening meal healthy if one drinks diet soda along with it.
The tuna industry has also adopted the practice of catching juveniles and "fattening" them in large pens out on the open ocean.
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