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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of poach.
  • adj. Cooked, or obtained by poaching

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  • adj. cooked in hot water


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  • Even at £29 I might have gone for the Dover sole until I saw it was described as poached, in other words probably cooked sous-vide, or boil-in-the-bag to use a less technical and not quite accurate term.

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  • Between its functioning as a companion piece to the documentary and standing alone as a portrait of the man's California dry-out, the music of One Fast Move Or I'm Gone -- its title poached from one of Big Sur's lines -- eerily digs into Kerouac's story, at times, insinuating things better than the author's own words.

    Mike Ragogna: HuffPost Reviews: Twilight's New Moon, Kerouac's Big Sur, Cohen's Isle Of Wight, and more including This Week's New Albums

  • Basically, this surcharge will be added to any fines that are imposed by the tickets the poacher has received if the animal he/she has poached is a "trophy" animal.

    PA To Crack Down On Poachers

  • The basic point made by torture advocates (when they’re not quibbling about whether or not you should call techniques poached from a torture resistance manual “torture”) is that the problem with liberals is that we’re not sufficiently willing to engage in brutal treatment of prisoners in order to compel their cooperation.

    Matthew Yglesias » No One Expects The Spanish Inquisition

  • Barack Obama, whose lack of foreign-policy experience puts him in danger of being this year’s John Edwards, is represented at the meetings by Senate staffer Mark Lippert, 34, whom Mr. Obama poached from the Senate appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations.

    Matthew Yglesias » Who’s Who in Iraq Advising?

  • The eggs were properly poached, which is to say when pierced they released a copious amount of yellow fluid, but not clear, and it sat atop the hearts of English muffins, trimmed to be just the right size for the small package that topped them.

    Inn At Little Washington 652 Relaisiilian stars

  • New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton called the poached egg fonduta at Scott Conant's new restaurant one of the best starters in the city, perfect stoner food.


  • Limnanthes, aka the poached egg plant, is a magnet for bees and other pollinators.

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  • It is best described as poached merangues in a creamy custard.

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  • Football League clubs have been at odds with their Premier League counterparts over perceptions of inadequate compensation for players who are "poached" at the end of their academy careers.

    City councils may call Fifa's Sepp Blatter to court over World Cup bid


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  • Yesterday it was only 'suspected faeces in gelato', hence the inverted commas in the article title itself. But the test results are in today! Cue headline:


    October 29, 2008

  • How could you fail to highlight the expression faeces in gelato? What would refer to as an SIP.

    October 28, 2008

  • I like unintentional puns. Not sure how to list them effectively, or that it matters, as it's the citations that do the business. Here 'tis:

    "'Executive Chef Adam Wood was poached from Japan where he headed up kitchens for the Swissotel, Osaka and Foreign Correspondent's Press Club of Japan in Tokyo and brings extensive five star international and three hat experience with him,' the statement read."

    - Dylan Welch, ''Faeces in gelato': chef offers to take DNA test',, 28 Oct 2008.

    October 28, 2008