from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A heated tub for softening the skin of slaughtered pigs, poultry, etc.
- n. An ancient Nordic poet; a skald.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Scandinavian poet; a scald.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who scalds (meat, vessels, etc.).
- n. A pot or vessel for scalding: as, a milk-scalder.
- n. An erroneous form of scald.
After spending some minutes in a 112°F bath called the scalder, a chicken can be picked no self-respecting farmer plucks anything pretty easily.
I prep the butchering equipment, heat the water in the scalder to 112 degrees.
I remove the first meat bird from the scalder, hang it by its feet from the ceiling using bailing string, grasp the bird firmly with both hands, pulling toward the floor to remove all but the most stubborn feathers.
When the bird has bled out, I remove it from the cone, drop it in the scalder until it appears thoroughly sodden but not long enough to start it cooking.
Downstairs, he was struck by the story of John Michael Kohler, who had added an enamel coating and four decorative feet to a cast-iron basin that hed been selling to farmers as a hog scalder, thus giving birth to the modern household bathtub.
When the milk is weighed and tested it runs into a large receiver, thence to the separator; from there the cream flows into the scalder, and pours over the ice frame in a rich cool stream into a wooden vat.
That said, the G25 is far from being a hell-raising pavement-scalder to begin with, and, although it acquits itself well through the turns and twisties, is primarily a touring sedan.
Last year’s book I am trying to publish a book a year tells how to build a nifty chicken scalder out of a propane water heater.