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  • v. Present participle of stale.


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  • This desirable firming continues over the course of a day or so, and turns out to be the first step in the process called staling.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • I was glad Dorie provided instructions for "staling" the bread in the oven since my loaf was very fresh.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • They proclaimed that Tolstoy had thrown a seed of discord between the landowners and the peasantry, and had finally destroyed the patriarchal relations between them; that he was provoking rebellion among the peasants, who were encouraged by him to commit many unlawful acts; that even the officials of the peasants 'administrations, in order to ingratiate themselves with Tolstoy, did not perform the duties imposed upon them by the law, so that the result was perfect anarchy in the villages and innumerable irregularities such as staling, lawlessness, and so forth.

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

  • Saxon, brooding over her problem of retaining Billy's love, of never staling the freshness of their feeling for each other and of never descending from the heights which at present they were treading, felt herself impelled toward Mrs. Higgins.


  • That necessarily brings freshness in a staling industry.

    Bang Bang, Bang Bang

  • Going on forever, staling in someones mind, leaving deep depressions of light, and an unrelenting feeling of love fulfilled for brief daring seconds.

    Carnival Beach

  • The chunks of bread that I pull out always go onto a staling sheet to be used for making bread crumbs or bread pudding.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The Fresh Box, however, has a built-in vacuum pump that sucks the air and moisture out of the box once it is closed, keeping baked goods (or any foods, for that matter) fresher for a longer period of time by preventing staling and spoilage.

    Fresh Box to keep baked goods fresher | Baking Bites

  • What is happening to Gilmore Girls is not Alexis Bledel fault and to blame her for talks staling is wrong.

    Good News for Rory, Bad News for GILMORE GIRLS Fans | the TV addict

  • That's Ana by the way, I keep staling Thea's identity god only knows how. *g*

    Mélusine (Sarah Monette)


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