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Definition of Lard


  1. Bacon; the flesh of swine.
  2. The fat of swine, esp. the internal fat of the abdomen; also, this fat melted and strained.
  3. To stuff with bacon; to dress or enrich with lard; esp., to insert lardons of bacon or pork in the surface of, before roasting; as, to lard poultry.
  4. To fatten; to enrich.
  5. To smear with lard or fat.
  6. To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.
  7. To grow fat.

Lard Quotations

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
Richard Burton

We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can.
Ethel Waters

To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm.
Harry Houdini

I grew up in Harlem. My grandmother was one of the best cooks around, but the first thing she did on Sunday mornings when she started cooking a daylong meal was to take a big block of lard from the back of the refrigerator and throw it into the pan. I know how Hispanics buy their food, and it is not always nutritious.
Richard Carmona

I can still memory - taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits - both made with lard! - that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove.
Vernon L. Smith
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Lard Translations

lard in German is Schmalz, Schweinefett
lard in Norwegian is smult, spekk
lard in Spanish is manteca de cerdo
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