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Visual English Dictionary

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Current Version:
2005
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Encyclopedias
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263 words
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...utensils kitchen knife examples of kitchen knives for opening for grinding and grating for measuring for straining and draining baking utensils set of utensils miscellaneous utensils kitchen knife Keywords back blade bolster cutting edge guard half handle heel point rivet tang examples of kitchen knives Keywords bread knife carving knife cleaver cook's knife Keywords boning knife carving fork filleting knife ham knife paring knife Keywords butter curler grapefruit knife oyster knife peeler zester Keywords cutting board groove sharpening steel sharpening...

Dinanderie

Dinanderie  

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Decorative brassware, specifically kitchen ware. The term derives from the town of Dinant (on the Meuse near Liège), where brass kitchen utensils were made for centuries.J. T. Perry: Dinanderie ...
blackguard

blackguard  

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A man who behaves in a dishonourable or contemptible way. The term originated (in the early 16th century) as two words, black guard, denoting a body of attendants or servants, especially the menials ...
Zani & Zani

Zani & Zani  

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(established 1936)A leading Italian manufacturer of kitchen utensils and tableware, Serafino Zani founded the company under the Zani name in 1936. Building on craft traditions in cutlery making the ...
Dinanderie

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
58 words

.... Decorative brassware, specifically kitchen ware. The term derives from the town of Dinant (on the Meuse near Liège), where brass kitchen utensils were made for centuries. J. T. Perry : Dinanderie: A History and Description of Mediæval Art Work in Copper, Brass and Bronze (London, 1910) D. Forest and M.-C Forest : La dinanderie française: 1900–1950 (Paris,...

rail

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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2013

...1. A horizontal piece of timber or steel from which objects can be hung or secured. Objects typically hung from rails include curtains, kitchen utensils, and tools, and objects secured include fence panels and boarding. 2. The top part of a stair balustrade that provides a continuous pole, which allows those using the stairs to assist movement by holding the rail. 3. The horizontal member that subdivides a doorframe. 4. A handrail . 5. A horizontal member on a...

Teflon®

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The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Language reference
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95 words

...A material used as a non-stick coating for pans and kitchen utensils. > Used to describe someone whose reputation remains undamaged despite scandals or blunders; also used to describe a mind in which nothing seems to stick I've tried to learn other languages, can ‘pretend talk’ authentic-sounding Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, German and Swedish. But my Teflon mind won't hold real words and grammar. Susan Sussman with Sarajane Avidon Cruising for Murder 2000 But up close, Chicagoans can see that the continuing scandals have scraped away the...

Zani & Zani

Zani & Zani (1936)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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103 words

...& Zani (established 1936 ) A leading Italian manufacturer of kitchen utensils and tableware, Serafino Zani founded the company under the Zani name in 1936 . Building on craft traditions in cutlery making the firm extended its repertoire to include flatware and other tableware in 1960 , subsequently establishing a reputation for elegant designs in stainless steel, a medium in which it began to specialize in the late 1970s. Amongst well‐known designers commissioned by the company have been Tapio Wirkkala , Bruno Munari ( TMT ice bucket, 1954 ), ...

Aertsen, Pieter

Aertsen, Pieter (1508–75)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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181 words

...still lifes in the foreground with small religious scenes in the background. Thus the famous Butcher's Stall ( 1551 ; Uppsala University) occludes the Flight into Egypt; the biblical story of Christ in the House of Martha and Mary justifies the display of foodstuffs and kitchen utensils. This ‘inversion’ of religious theme and genre influenced the bodegónes of the young Velázquez who was familiar with Aertsen's works through engravings. Kristin Lohse Belkin Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek , 40...

Timers, Hourglasses, and Egg Timers

Timers, Hourglasses, and Egg Timers   Reference library

Linda Campbell Franklin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

...“well done,” “medium cooked,” and “soft boiled.” Clockwork bell timers were introduced in the early twentieth century. Dials could be set for one to sixty minutes, even 120 on some models. By the 1990s, many clockwork timers came in whimsical shapes, including various kitchen utensils. Electric timers that could be wired to ovens were introduced around 1930 , electronic ones sixty years later. [ See also Egg-Preparation Tools ; Eggs .] Bibliography Franklin, Linda Campbell . 300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles , 5th ed. Iola, Wisc.: Krause, 2003. Linda...

Barkley, Alben William

Barkley, Alben William (24 Nov. 1877)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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310 words

...Virginia , 30 Apr. 1956 ) US ; Member of the US House of Representatives 1913–27 ; US Senator 1927–49 , Senate majority leader 1937–47 , Vice-President 1949–53 The son of a tobacco farmer, Barkley attended local schools before taking to the road selling kitchen utensils in order to earn enough to continue his education. He graduated BA from Marvin College, Clinton, Kentucky in 1897 . Thereafter he attended Emory College, Oxford, Georgia and then the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville. He was called to the bar in 1901 and...

brass

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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264 words

...century the term ‘bronze’ came to denote alloys of copper with tin and the term ‘brass’ was reserved for alloys of copper with zinc. The principal centre for the production of brass in medieval Europe was Dinant, near Liège (Flanders, now Belgium), from which the name of the kitchen utensils (especially kettles) known as ‘dinanderie’ derives. Brass imported to England in flat sheets was long used for engraved monumental brasses, of which some 7,000 survive in English churches. The destruction of Dinant by Philip the Good in 1466 made brass a rare commodity...

toys

toys (παίγνια, ioculi)   Reference library

Frederick Norman Pryce and Michael Vickers

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
256 words

... tintinnabulum ) served the double purpose of amusement and averting the evil eye. For a more advanced age the doll of rag, bone, wood, or clay was the customary plaything; the limbs were often movable (νευρόσπαστα). Doll's house furniture, chairs, couches, toilet and kitchen utensils, were used as toys as well as for votive offerings ; it was customary for girls on marriage and boys on arrival at puberty to dedicate their playthings to deities. Animals, chariots and horses in wood or clay, go-karts, and whipping-tops are represented in museums, while...

Barkley, Alben William

Barkley, Alben William (24 Nov. 1877)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
306 words

... Lexington, Virginia , 30 Apr. 1956 ) Member of the US House of Representatives 1913–27 ; US Senator 1927–49 , Senate majority leader 1937–47 , Vice-President 1949–53 The son of a tobacco farmer, Barkley attended local schools before taking to the road selling kitchen utensils in order to earn enough to continue his education. He graduated BA from Marvin College, Clinton, Kentucky in 1897 . Thereafter he attended Emory College, Oxford, Georgia and then the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville. He was called to the bar in 1901 and...

cheese grater

cheese grater   Reference library

Paul S. Kindstedt

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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Current Version:
2017

...from numerous aristocratic Italian tombs from around his time. By the classical Greek period grated sheep’s and goat’s milk cheeses were widely popular throughout the northern Mediterranean, and by the time of the Roman Empire, the bronze or iron cheese grater was a standard kitchen utensil. See ancient civilizations . During the medieval period a new type of cow’s milk cheese, exquisitely suitable for grating, arose near the region of Parma in the Po River valley of northern Italy. The large hard, extremely durable grana cheeses that became known as...

Omai

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

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History, Regional and National History
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583 words

...from aboard ship he managed to win the respect of King Otoo (Tu, later crowned Emperor Pomare I of the Society Islands) by sending a gift of red feathers. Provided with a wealth of English produce—port, gunpowder, muskets, bullets, a globe, tin soldiers, crockery and kitchen utensils, a hand‐organ, a suit of armour, a horse, and other livestock (a drawing exists of him, in armour on the horse, attributed to the crew member John Rickman )— Omai was advised by Cook to distribute this wisely among the natives. Yet, says the diary, he ‘suffered himself...

Crafts

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
554 words

...ax, plane, bow‐drill, chisel, and saw; see the description of carpentry in Isaiah 44.13–17 . Metal workers labored with copper, bronze, and iron, with the appropriate technologies developed in that order. For village use they shaped the cutting edges of tools. Some metal kitchen utensils, sewing equipment, and musical instruments have been found. Most of the metal was used for weapons. Hiram of Tyre made an amazing list of large items of “burnished bronze” for Solomon's temple ( 1 Kings 7.40–47 ). There are descriptions of blacksmithing in Isaiah ...

Coconuts

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Alexandra Greeley

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...the alcoholic drink, toddy, derived from the sap); a firm, white flesh to enhance savory or sweet dishes; an oil for frying and conversion into such industrial products as soaps and fuel; a coarse husk for cooking fuel; and a hard outer shell for household items like kitchen utensils and hair ornaments. No wonder John F. Kennedy felt gratitude for the hard-shelled nut. Stranded in the Pacific during World War II, Kennedy scratched a plea for rescue on a coconut shell, which natives found and took to the Americans. That coconut later became part of ...

Chardin, Jean-Siméon

Chardin, Jean-Siméon (2 Nov. 1699)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
728 words

...apart from short visits to Versailles or Fontainebleau, he is never known to have left Paris. Chardin’s career can be broadly divided into three phases, plus an epilogue. In the first phase, up to about 1733 , he painted mainly still-lifes, generally featuring dead game or kitchen utensils; in such works he goes far beyond matter-of-fact realism and through his simplicity and directness of vision achieves a sense of deep seriousness, in spite of the humble objects he portrayed. For about the next fifteen years he concentrated on genre scenes; they usually...

Chardin, Jean-Siméon

Chardin, Jean-Siméon (2 Nov. 1699)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
737 words

...apart from short visits to Versailles or Fontainebleau, he is never known to have left Paris. Chardin's career can be broadly divided into three phases, plus an epilogue. In the first phase, up to about 1733 , he painted mainly still lifes, generally featuring dead game or kitchen utensils; in such works he goes far beyond matter-of-fact realism and through his simplicity and directness of vision achieves a sense of deep seriousness, in spite of the humble objects he portrayed. For about the next fifteen years he concentrated on genre scenes; they usually...

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