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  • adjective (used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke


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  • I remember when you were a boy you wished to make your fine new whip a present to old Aunt Peggy, merely because she admired it; and now, with like unreflecting and inappropriate liberality, you would resign your beloved to a smoke-dried young sophister, who cares not one of the hairs which it is his occupation to split, for all the daughters of Eve.

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • To certain smoke-dried spirits matter and motion and elastic aethers, and the hypothesis of this or that other spectacled professor, tell a speaking story; but for youth and all ductile and congenial minds, Pan is not dead, but of all the classic hierarchy alone survives in triumph; goat-footed, with

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers 2005

  • Towards evening, after we had refreshed ourselves with a long siesta, Nuflo brought out from some other hiding-place two sacks; one weighing about twenty pounds and containing smoke-dried meat, also grease and gum for lighting-purposes, and a few other small objects.

    Green Mansions 2004

  • All the time six or eight large Chinese gongs were being beaten by the vigorous arms of as many young men, producing such a deafening discord that I was glad to escape to the round house, where I slept very comfortably with half a dozen smoke-dried human skulls suspended over my head,

    The Malay Archipelago 2004

  • Large cardamom has a strong, harsh flavor for two reasons: much of the crop is smoke-dried, and the seeds are rich in the penetrating terpenes cineole and camphor.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen Harold McGee 2004

  • He cut up and smoke-dried the flesh, and the intolerable pangs of hunger compelled me to share the loathsome food with him.

    Green Mansions 2004

  • Kapende, for instance, presented two large baskets of meal, three of manioc roots steeped and dried in the sun and ready to be converted into flour, three fowls, and seven eggs, with three smoke-dried fishes; and others gave with similar liberality.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa 2004

  • It might not have struck every beholder, for it looked old and smoke-dried; but a connoisseur, on inspecting it closely, would have pronounced it to be a judgment of Paris, and a masterpiece of the Flemish school.

    Lavengro 2004

  • They secure large quantities of fish in this way, which, when smoke-dried, make a good relish for their otherwise insipid food.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa 2004

  • This personal question disposed of, he spoke of the pilgrimage before him, and informed me in confidence that he intended preparing a quantity of smoke-dried meat and packing it in a bag, with a layer of cassava bread, dried pumpkin slips, and such innocent trifles to conceal it from

    Green Mansions 2004


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