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  • n. The sediment of beer, cider, etc.
  • n. A type of yeast obtained from the remains of the brewing process.

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Examples

  • The conversation of the hostess and her guests turned upon details of the kitchen and the laundry; upon the best mode of raising bread, whether with "emptins" (emptyings, yeast) or baking powder; about "bluing" and starching and crimping, and similar matters.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • The conversation of the hostess and her guests turned upon details of the kitchen and the laundry; upon the best mode of raising bread, whether with "emptins"

    A Mortal Antipathy: first opening of the new portfolio

  • One pint each milk and emptins liquid yeast, laid into flour, in sponge; next morning add one pound butter melted, not hot, and knead into as much flour as will with another pint of warmed milk, be of a sufficient consistence to make soft—some melt the butter in the milk.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • An 'it's jest money throwed away to put the emptins in:

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • Brought aboard a firkin o 'Graham-biscuit, -- jest the meal mixed up with water, -- no salt, no emptins, no nuthin'.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • One might as well ask where that "wild yeast in the air" comes from that used to make the bread rise without "emptins."

    Lafayette

  • "Serepta Pester sent these errents to you, she wanted intemperance done away with, the Whiskey Ring broke up and destroyed, she wanted you to have nothin 'stronger than root beer when you had company to dinner, she offerin' to send you some burdock and dandeline roots and some emptins to start it with, and she wanted her rights, and wanted 'em all by week after next without fail."

    Samantha on the Woman Question

  • You be better riz than me; though, let me tell you, too much emptins makes bread poor stuff, like baker's trash; and too much workin 'up makes it hard and dry.

    Work

  • Feels as if I could bust inter ten thousand emptins, dey's so agerwatin.

    Success with Small Fruits

  • 'Twill take more emptins, a long chalk, than this noo party's gut,

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

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