overlard

overlard

(ˌəʊvəˈlɑːd)
vb (tr)
1. (Cookery) cookery to cover with lard
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature to use an excessive number of words
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Had he got another message beside "don't overlard the praise when we make the presentation to Lady Winter at Cheltenham"?
"The hatred I still feel for Negroes >is the hardest of all the old feelings to face or admit, and it is the most hidden and the most overlarded by the conscious attitudes into which I have succeeded in willing myself."
In a warmly amusing excerpt from Making It, his 1967 memoir describing how the boy who went "op de stez" became a big-shot literary and social critic, he writes of being indifferent to social-climbing but not to "celebrity-climbing, which very definitely is one of my vices." In an essay, "My Negro Problem--and Ours," he writes frankly of being beaten up by black kids in his Brooklyn neighborhood: "The hatred I still feel for Negroes is the hardest of all the old feelings to face or admit, and it is the most hidden and the most overlarded by the conscious attitudes into which I have succeeded in willing myself." This was a shocking admission when it was published in 1963, and obviously remains so.