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Noun1.dumplings - small balls or strips of boiled or steamed doughdumplings - small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
alimentary paste, pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
gnocchi - (Italian) a small dumpling made of potato or flour or semolina that is boiled or baked and is usually served with a sauce or with grated cheese
matzah ball, matzo ball, matzoh ball - a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup
won ton, wonton - a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup
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they had dumplings too; small, but substantial, symmetrically globular, and indestructible dumplings.
We'll see whether he gives up or not when I take a sharp knife to him," her mother answered; "and as to his looks, a platter full o' gravy makes a sight o' difference with old roosters, and I'll put dumplings round the aidge; they're turrible fillin', though they don't belong with boiled chicken.
PERSEVERANCE: I will give you the recipe for dumplings you ask for.
How is the son of a British yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even in a paradise of glass jars full of sugared almonds and pink lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement?
The platter was fairly heaped with a fine stew, smoking hot, with many kinds of vegetables and dumplings and a rich, delicious gravy.
Sliced tomatoes, with sugar or Apple dumplings, with real vinegar.
I'm told the dumplings is uncommon fine down there,' said William.
So presently a savory stew of tripe and onions, with sweet little fat dumplings, was set before him, likewise a good stout pottle of Malmsey, and straightway the holy friar fell to with great courage and heartiness, so that in a short time nought was left but a little pool of gravy in the center of the platter, not large enow to keep the life in a starving mouse.
whose name was Samuel Whiskers),-- "Anna Maria, make me a kitten dumpling roly-poly pudding for my dinner.
Stryver was rich; had married a florid widow with property and three boys, who had nothing particularly shining about them but the straight hair of their dumpling heads.
Of course, it's a hard thing to have to keep other people's children, though young Mr Snawley is certainly as useful and willing as it's possible for anybody to be; but, if it could be settled in any friendly manner--if old Mr Snawley, for instance, would settle to pay something certain for his board and lodging, and some fair arrangement was come to, so that we undertook to have fish twice a week, and a pudding twice, or a dumpling, or something of that sort--I do think that it might be very satisfactory and pleasant for all parties.
Jingle, in a stage-whisper--'Large boy-- dumpling face--round eyes--rascal