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measuring cup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n measuring cup graduated cup used to measure liquid or granular ingredients
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Usage

In literature:

Sift flour, then measure four cups and add to it two teaspoonfuls baking powder.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Each take a small saucepan, a measuring cup, a teaspoon, a paring-knife, and a small cup.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
He doesn't measure his cups, but he would scorn to be floored by them.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then measure again and for every cup of mixture take a cup of sugar.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
A small cup or spirit-measure, holding about 1/4 of a pint.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Their gowns are laced commonly with streamings of ale, the superfluities of a cup or throat above measure.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Eyebright fetched the medicine and the cup, and her mother measured out the dose.
"Eyebright" by Susan Coolidge
Now, if you want to help, you may measure out three cupfuls of sugar, and three-quarters of a cupful of milk.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
Mother always 'lowed," he continued, with a greater measure of hope, "that I was more'n fair on cookin' a cup o' tea.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
Measure with a cup which holds half a pint.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
But the bitterness of the cup had now measurably passed away from her.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
It will cost me several cups of tea, some toast and cake, and an ample measure of remonstrances, expostulations, and persuasions.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The dates measure one full cup.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
In the one, the measure of iniquity is but half filled; in the other, the cup is overflowing at the brim.
"Nuts and Nutcrackers" by Charles James Lever
The hour, however, had not struck; the measure of the cup was not full; the God of justice delayed the day of his retribution.
"Rule of the Monk" by Giuseppe Garibaldi
Using a dipper measuring half a cup per serving, mold the mixture into croquettes.
"Quantity Cookery" by Lenore Richards
Lucy was at a table, measuring some medicine into a tea-cup.
"Mildred Arkell, (Vol 3 of 3)" by Ellen Wood
It measures externally 2-1/4 inches in height and 3 by 3-1/2 in diameter; the cup is 1-1/2 inches deep and about 2 inches in diameter.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
One-fourth cupful of rice measured before cooking, or one cupful of cooked rice or other cereals, should be used.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Butter is hard to measure in a cup.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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In poetry:

"Oppressor of creation fair!
Apostate Spirits' harden'd tool!
Scorner of God! Scourge of the poor!
The measure of thy cup is full.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
FIRST VOICE. Fill the cup and tread the measure
Make the most of fleeting leisure.
Hail it as a true ally
Though it perish bye and bye.
"Thespis: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Measure for measure" then was righteous law,
The cup of Lincoln, bowed Cornwallis pressed,
And as he drank the wondering Nations saw
A sunrise--in the West!
"Arms And The Man - The Beginning Of The End" by James Barron Hope
Therefore my soul melts, and my heart's deare treasure
Drops bloud (the only beads) my words to measure:
O let this cup passe, if it be thy pleasure:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
Hence, let me drain in fullest measure
Thy cup of pure Tyrolean wine!
To-day at least I hold thy treasure;
To-day with truth I call thee mine;
To-morrow's sun may never shine.
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
Oh! then let us drain, while we may, draughts of pleasure,
Which from passion like ours may unceasingly flow;
Let us pass round the cup of love's bliss in full measure,
And quaff the contents as our nectar below.
"To Caroline: When I Hear That You Express An Affection So Warm" by Lord George Gordon Byron

In news:

Bauer placed calibration cups about every 10' along the center pivot and then measured the volume of water collected in each.
If you're reading this and you're just north of the Florida border, would you take a spoon or a measuring cup or a bucket–something–and just walk across the state line and dump it.
Mash enough strawberries to measure 1/3 cup.
Imperial Sugar Company has introduced Redi -Measure light brown sugar in individual ¼-cup packets designed to keep the product fresh.
Strain sauce into a 4-cup glass measure.
Transfer to a large measuring cup or pitcher.
In a separate bowl or 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together the milk, egg, oil and vanilla.
Combine 1 cup of the stock and the tomato paste in a measuring cup.
Measure ¾ cup of the cherries and mash, in the cup, with a fork to partially break-up the cherries .
Combine milk and water in a measuring cup.
Measure 1/2 cup mashed potato and set aside (save the rest for another use).
I use clear glass measuring cups.
Also, I have a problem with measuring cups that have metric on one side and standard on the other side.
Place sugar and water in a 2-cup glass measuring cup or microwavable bowl.
While you can make this dough by measuring the flour in cups, a scale will ensure the best results.
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In science:

Before the exposure the absolute fluence was measured by a Faraday cup; during the exposure by a secondary electron emission monitor.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
To circumvent this problem, we use not a single molecule, but a cup of liquid containing some 1020 molecules! We then measure the average spin state, which can be achieved since the average oscillating magnetic moment of all the nuclei is large enough to produce a detectable magnetic field.
Quantum Computing
The beam intensity was periodically measured during the irradiation run in an electronsuppressed Faraday cup situated 2 m upstream of the gas cell and continuously monitored by a beam scanner in front of the gas cell.
The 40Ca(alpha,gamma)44Ti reaction in the energy regime of supernova nucleosynthesis
All depositions were performed on a Si substrate with a native oxide at a probe current of 100 pA measured in a Faraday cup and at an acceleration voltage of 5 kV and 20 kV.
Dose and energy dependence of mechanical properties of focused electron beam induced pillar deposits from Cu(C5HF6O2)2
Given β ∈ TB, 0, the differential of the period map dP(β ) : H 0( ˜M, h ⊗ K )W → H 1( ˜M, h ⊗ O)W measuring variation of holomorphic structure on the Prym is given by cup-product with the class χ(β ) ∈ H 1( ˜M, T ), composed with G: dP : TB, 0 → Sym2 H 1( ˜M, h ⊗ O)W : β 7→ G ◦ χ(β ).
Donagi-Markman cubic for Hitchin systems
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