Cracker Jack

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Crack′er Jack`

a confection of caramel-coated popcorn.


(ˈkræk ərˌdʒæk)
1. a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
2. exceptionally fine.
[1890–95, Amer.; earlier crackajack, rhyming compound based on crack (adj.)]
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Those seniors in the audience wore Pittsburgh Pirates caps and sat beside tables where jars of peanuts and Cracker Jack had been laid out for the event.
That same sensation is actually similar to the adrenaline rush of watching sports IRL--so snag a pair of nosebleed seats (and some hot dogs and Cracker Jack, natch) on a fireworks night.
But Cracker Jack's story has a unique twist: the inadvertent contribution of a stranger whose sudden inspiration would transform the brand from snack into legend.
I row against time, against the sidewinding waves, against the flotsam of cyclones, my boat that crumples like cardboard, my oar a Cyclops' toothpick, my tin compass from an old Cracker Jack box.
It included a concrete deck, safety rails, plus the addition of the popular Cracker Jack's restaurant and tiki bar, rest rooms, handicap accessible ramps and special-adapter electrical outlets for nighttime shrimping.
In order to appreciate where you are, you have to learn about where you started. Before you order your peanuts and Cracker Jack, brush up on your World Series history.
Don't overdo it on peanuts and Cracker Jack at the party, though--there's still more of everything on tap for Tuesday, the last day of the show.
Diners can't get enough of the pavs--slidersize sandwiches--alongside snacks such as Desi Jacks, a spicy twist on the old Cracker Jack recipe.
Hey 71 idiots from the UK -- I didn't realize that you could acquire a medical degree from a Cracker Jack box.
It was reported recently that the owner of the Cracker Jack trade name, Frito-Lay, had spent nothing on marketing for years and that the brand had almost disappeared.
The Joy of Ballpark Food from Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine traces the history and evolution of ballpark food, from how the hot dog came to America and came to be associated with baseball to other foods associated with ballpark events, from Cracker Jack to the later appearance of nachos and knishes.
He has never won a coin toss or found a prize in a Cracker Jack Box, and none of his birthday wishes have ever come true.