Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling packthread or string (in color): as, ficelle lace.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Cut the baguette or ficelle crosswise into thin slices and toast lightly.

    Groundwork: Fava knows best

  • Sliced the day-old Eli Zabar ficelle bread very thinly, then brushed mixture of extra virgin olive oil and a tiny amount of crushed garlic on each piece, into oven preheated to 250 degrees.

    Patricia Yarberry Allen: Made Here, Served 600 Miles Away: The Highland Games Dinner

  • Here the list included, among other things, a 36-ounce container of Jasmati long-grain white rice, Eli Zabar ficelle bread (bought at the end of the day, so almost day-old), fresh figs, haricots verts, six balls of freshly made mozzarella, and several cans of Le Seur baby peas.

    Patricia Yarberry Allen: Made Here, Served 600 Miles Away: The Highland Games Dinner

  • We were never certain whether or when the last frayed ends of that fragile ficelle* would snap, and the uncertainty was our own threatening noose, one we wore along with the constant knot of anxiety in our throats.

    bapteme - French Word-A-Day

  • We were never certain whether or when the last frayed ends of that fragile ficelle*

    French Destinations

  • Two Camparis, a ficelle, a bowl of green olives, and a wedge of prima caciotta sat on a tray on a round table.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • When Uncle Jean-Claude said, “Pass the ficelle,” at breakfast the next day I automatically searched the table for a string.

    Words in a French Life

  • More and more often I will use part of the dough when I am making bread to form into a ficelle just so I can make crostini.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Plain - Slice a ficelle or baguette and brush or spray both sides with olive oil.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • I quite often make crostini as a way to use up the last bit of a baguette or ficelle.

    Archive 2006-08-01

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  • Mon Dieu! According to this site it is a particularly long & thin type of baguette. I've often enjoyed a nice "heat at home" ficelle with brie cheese from Trader Joe's.

    July 2, 2008