from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount that a pan can hold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. As much as a pan will hold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Enough to fill a pan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quantity that a pan will hold.
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As each panful is browned, transfer the cubes into a large dutch oven.
He moved down the stream a few steps and took a second panful of dirt.
And so I must bake a fourth layer, dividing the recipe into thirds to create enough extra batter for a fourth panful.
Watch out with those skimpy skivvies and a panful of hot bacon grease!
Then, the entire panful of hot fat and other goodies is poured into the dish and stirred, right before serving.
As I write this, a great cooked panful of blackberries is also slowly dripping through a jelly-bag in our kitchen, to be turned into glowing bramble-jelly by the end of the day.
I have been meaning to try this for ages & just made it this weekend – and ate a whole little panful myself for dinner!
Meanwhile, steam a big panful of spinach/green beans/mange tout/pak choi.
She scorched a panful of stuffed Cornish game hens on a busy Friday night and sent out a Dover sole that was slimy and half raw and forgot to add sugar to the chocolate-hazelnut mousse.
At any rate, it was a strange, three-legged thing, which supported a great panful of charcoal ashes at the top.