from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. expressing the essence; condensed; summarized.


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  • But these veteran fans weren't enough to keep the publishers up, so here come the boiled-down movies.

    Iron Guy

  • There was a new boiled-down toughness to his body, as if the unessential bits of him had been burned off in the struggle for his soul.

    Earl of Durkness

  • The truffle-flavored sauce on reburied carrots has been slow-cooked for hours with boiled-down mushrooms and rapeseed oil.

    Noma's Spectrum of Flavors

  • I think the boiled-down thing we can walk away from the article with - that for whatever reason a good many people give a rip about F&S and what image it has.

    Why I Hate the Booth Babe Story, a Guest Editorial by Holly A.

  • That's the boiled-down version of a system that gives points, up to 15, for various infractions.

    Remote Island School A Beacon For Wayward Teens

  • She'd go on, later, to pose nude, kiss a black man in Franciscan robes on MTV, practice a boiled-down version of Judaic mysticism, perform with a giant cross onstage, bankroll an African orphanage ...

    Michele Somerville: Holy Gaga! A Catholic's Defense of 'Alejandro'

  • For those who love details, those 20 factors are included at the end of this post on No Funny Lawyers; for the rest of you and for business owners generally, the IRS boiled-down the 20 factors into three categories for proper worker classification:

    One in Three Businesses at Risk in Independent Contractor Crackdown

  • His boiled-down argument that his Conservative and Liberal Democrat rivals represent unacceptable "risks" on the economy and security, respectively, was pithy and effective, but not enough to overcome his disadvantage of incumbency and age relative to the other two.

    The Second Debate: Experts' Scorecard

  • In this boiled-down interaction, sending money was risky but increased joint gain; this accorded with the common definition of trusting behavior--a willingness to accept vulnerability based on positive expectations of another's intention or behavior that is not under one's control.

    Why Everybody Trusted Madoff

  • Maybe the project hints at a different framework for philosophy, the end result not a boiled-down summation, but the explicit realization of the mechanics of thought itself.

    Archive 2008-08-01


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  • So boiled-down there's not much here.

    August 14, 2011