from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of macaroni.


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  • But the maccaroni was the great dish in the Gabioni; a four-cent plate of it would take the sharp edge from a fierce appetite, assisted as it was by a large one-cent roll of bread.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • Despite the jet-lag, today we wandered up and down the street our hotel is on, had an orientation with the rest of our group and introduced ourselves and a tasty dinner consisting of "maccaroni" (yes that is how they spelled it) with cream and ham sauce, chicken with peppers/mixed veggies and topped off with some galato that we have yet to decide on what flavor it was. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • He ate a good dinner of maccaroni, rice, squash, and bread; and I hope his mother will be here before night, to receive him from my hands in perfect order, and to be delighted with the babble which, for nearly three weeks past, has run like a brook through all my thoughts.

    A Different Stripe:

  • He uses the same joke in other works, such as The True Rule for Staying Thin and Spending Little, which is a verse catalogue of luxurious foods to be avoided, including capons, pies, and maccaroni with lots of cheese.


  • These maccaroni are dried for a while and then boiled in water for half an hour.


  • The cook in the well-equipped princely kitchen had to know how to use dozens of different pieces, from the maccaroni iron a row of circular blades combined into a kind of rolling pin that could be run over a sheet of dough to cut it into strips, to the newfangled triple spit-turner.


  • While in Europe in the 1780s, he became enamored of pasta — so much so that he stuck a feather in his inkwell, sketched out a design, and called it a “maccaroni” - making machine.

    All the Presidents’ Doodles

  • They are widely known as martyers in Germany and once a week we must pay homage to them by giving them maccaroni art.

    hamletwildie Diary Entry

  • He was passing by the garden-gate just as I happened to be speaking to the maccaroni-man. —

    The Italian

  • Sea fowls are pecking at the small crabs, shell-fish, and other sea candies and maccaroni, which the Right Whale sometimes carries on his pestilent back.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale


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