from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A child's rocker having the seat built between two flat sides cut in the shape of an animal.
  • n. Slang An undercover police officer who checks on the honesty and performance of other police officers.

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  • n. A child's rocker having a seat supported between two boards cut and painted to resemble animals.

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  • n. an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
  • n. a child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)


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  • This sounds so good, I've only had shoofly pie once, but I did really enjoy it.

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  • I first had shoofly pie when I was dating a boyfriend in college.

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  • It looks beautiful, though I've always found shoofly pie achingly sweet.

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  • Her version of shoofly pie reflects her Pennsylvania heritage.

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  • Funny cake is a cross between a cake and a pie, like shoofly pie, said Julie Musselman, whose Mennonite ancestors, the Landises, arrived in Pennsylvania from Switzerland in 1703.

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  • Just two hours from the city, the heart of Amish country-known for shoofly pie and schnitzel-is calling my name.

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  • Emma Smoker, 39, who was selling homemade pies -- apple, blueberry and shoofly -- in front of Rachel's, said the books don't interest her.

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