from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pennsylvania See cottage cheese. See Regional Note at gum band.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cottage cheese.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cottage cheese (which see, under cheese).
Coconut and Lime: Rachel chooses one favorite original recipe for each month of the year, including one with the very intriguing name "smearcase".
German _wamms_, a doublet, and "smearcase" for cottage cheese, from the
Then when mother had put a nice clean valance, freshly starched and ruffled, around the big four-poster bed in the sitting-room, Will would daub it up with smearcase, and just before the preachers arrived, sneak in under it, and wait for prayers.
One finds also here and there a word from the “Pennsylvania Dutch,” such as “waumus” for a loose jacket, from the German wamms, a doublet, and “smearcase” for cottage cheese, from the German schmierkaese.
People rave about the smearcase, which I have yet to try.
The P's take us from pandowdy to pompey to pudjicky; the Q's offer qualmish, quick start, and quiddle; in R we find ramstugious, redd up, robin snow, and rumpelkammer; and S yields saluggi, say-so, and smearcase.
"game" intended to torment its victim say-so an ice-cream cone smearcase cottage cheese pollynose a maple seed that one splits apart and sticks to the bridge of the nose prickly pig a porcupine puppy toes a plant of the genus Euonymous, also called "cat's paw" and "burning bush"