Definitions

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  • n. A traditional soft cake of Northern England, usually made with oatmeal and treacle.
  • n. A particular protein, mutations in which are associated with Parkinson's disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of oatmeal gingerbread.

Etymologies

From Parkin, a diminutive of Peter (Wiktionary)
An abbreviation of Parkinson. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When I get down the ramp, I pay the toll, then follow the signs for the airport toward long-term parkin’.

    Daddy Long Stroke

  • The researchers first discovered a mechanism at work in Parkinson's disease that prevents a protein called parkin from doing its job of keeping the brain clear of other proteins that can accumulate and kill off cells.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • A Michigan State University researcher is working to uncover how a protein known as parkin may help nerve cells fight off damage from

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • A new study from the National Institutes of Health sheds light on the functions of two proteins related to Parkinson's disease, called parkin and PINK1.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • His 1965 song "Subterranean Homesick Blues" references the violence inflicted on civil rights protesters by cops ("Better stay away from those/That carry around a fire hose") but also reflected his growing cynicism ("Don't follow leaders/Watch the parkin' meters").

    Peter Dreier: The Political Bob Dylan

  • Even Mary Berry's light soft brown sugar is a bit mild – no, what you need here is the dark muscovado employed by Claire Clark and Dan Lepard – although the vast amount of treacle the latter spoons in with it makes it taste more like parkin.

    How to cook perfect Christmas cake

  • A whisky mac to cure a cold, a slab of parkin round the bonfire, a pocketful of gingernuts to cheer up a damp walk: all these things really ought to be available on the NHS from October to April.

    How to cook perfect ginger cake

  • You guys just keep on serving up the irrationality softballs and we'll keep parkin ''em Ortiz-style.

    WH: Obama to get more directly involved in health care talks

  • Dont follow leaders, watch the parkin meters | clusterflock etc.

    Dont follow leaders, watch the parkin meters | clusterflock

  • Bob Dylan wrote, "Don't follow leaders, watch the parkin 'meters."

    Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.: Mindfulness and Sports: Is There an 'I' in 'Team' After All?

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  • Moist! About half of Wordies will never eat something with moist in the ingredients.

    October 19, 2008

  • n. - moist ginger cake made with treacle and oatmeal

    October 19, 2008