Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bag in which a pudding is boiled: usually not sewed in any way, but a cloth gathered around the uncooked pudding and tied with a string.
  • n. The long-tailed titmouse: same as featherpoke

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The pudding-bag shape stretched, lengthened, merged.

    A Wrinkle in Time

  • A short time afterwards his mother was making a batter-pudding, and Tom being very anxious to see how it was made, climbed up to the edge of the bowl; but unfortunately his foot slipped and he plumped over head and ears into the batter, unseen by his mother, who stirred him into the pudding-bag, and put him in the pot to boil.

    The History of Tom Thumb to which are added the stories of the Cat and the Mouse and Fire! Fire! Burn stick!

  • As Elizabeth carried her books home under her arm, bulging out one side of her circular like an unevenly inflated pudding-bag, the throbbing continued, and she turned into the less frequented streets with the certainty that she was going to disgrace herself with tears shed publicly.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

  • After this the pieces go to the sewing-room, where they are sewed together by a woman, on a sewing-machine, in what is called a "pudding-bag" seam.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • Framed in the aperture, and falling forward a little before it jammed again in its frame, was something that resembled a large lumpy pudding, done up in a pudding-bag of faded browny red frieze.

    Widdershins

  • Though indeed it looks more like a pudding-bag -- a very small one, of course.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • In spite of his pudding-bag shape he handles the sword as well as any man in England.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • I have said so often that I am not an historian, that I ought to add that whatever history lies hidden here belongs to Train, our only accredited chronicler, and, even at the risk of bowing too low, I must needs protest, in our north-country homespun, that he shall have the pudding if he will also take the pudding-bag.

    The Little Manx Nation - 1891

  • Tom, being very anxious to see how it was made, climbed up to the edge of the bowl; but his foot slipped, and he plumped over head and ears into the batter, without his mother noticing him, who stirred him into the pudding-bag, and put him in the pot to boil.

    English Fairy Tales

  • Beat all well together, and, just before pouring into the pudding-bag, add two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar, or three of strong vinegar.

    The Young Housewife's Counsellor and Friend: Containing Directions in Every Department of Housekeeping. Including the Duties of Wife and Mother

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.