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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fermenting a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
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  • Matthew Arnold
    “Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.”


In literature:

The people had all this time remained in a general state of ferment and murmur.
"The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen" by Rudolph Erich Raspe
Mrs. Aurelia Potts was a leaven of yeast that fermented its social waters, erstwhile calm, not to say stagnant.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Now we must remember that fermentation entirely changes the nature of the substance fermented.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Religiously the age was one of even greater ferment than that which marked the beginning of the Reformation.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
Abstain from fermented drinks and hard water.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
His ideas were in a ferment, and the guilty knowledge of what he had left in the kitchen added to his confusion.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
By applying heat, a second, and slower fermentation succeeds, and the liquor becomes vinegar.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
The wood must contain the elements or germs of fermentation when exposed to air and water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
A violent ferment again began there.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume III. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
As it begins to ferment, stir it well occasionally, and when well fermented, turn into a clean glass or earthen jar.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
ARRACK, a spirituous liquor, especially that distilled from the juice of the cocoa-nut tree and from fermented rice.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
They also brew at home two or three different kinds of liquor of different strengths and tastes, by fermenting barley, rice and millet.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
Indian meal and rye meal are in danger of fermenting in summer; particularly Indian.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Stand the tub in a warm place several days, to ferment.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
If a plum cannot dry without fermentation unless the pit is removed, it is not a prune.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Nevertheless, Asia and Africa are to-day in acute ferment, and we must not forget that this ferment is not primarily due to the war.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
The whole country was in ferment.
"Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2" by Brantz Mayer
What is the present rate on tobacco, cigars, distilled spirits, and fermented spirits?
"Government in the United States" by James Wilford Garner
This frequently sets up a fermentation that is very harmful to leathers.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey
It is this gas that causes the familiar bubbling when fermentation is taking place.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In poetry:

BOB rubbed his eyes, and made 'em blink:
"You almost make me tremble, you!
If I abjure fermented drink,
Shall I, indeed, resemble you?
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Phyllis, I've a keg of fine fermented grape juice,
Alban wine that's been nine years in the cellar.
Ivy chaplets? Sure. Also, in the garden,
Plenty of parsley.
"R.S.V.P." by Franklin Pierce Adams
Until the full fermented risen spirit
Of ripened years will shoot up, like the smell
Of humid centifolia. It will have to
Reveal itself, it cannot help but tell.
"From early dawn the thirtieth of April..." by Boris Pasternak
So he could struggle, inwardly tormented
By beasts and demons, as he had for years,
And somehow God, an essence far from clear,
Could be distilled from what the saint fermented.
"The Temptation Of St. Anthony" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Fermentation is for youth,
But serenity for age;
For a knowledge of the truth
Men have always sought the Sage,
And though youth may live with zest,
'Tis in age that one lives best.
"The Wine Of Life" by John Lawson Stoddard
VI. And how the choir compleat rejoices,
With trembling strings and melting voices,
The tuneful ferment rises high,
And works with mingled melody:
Quick divisions run their rounds,
A thousand trills and quivering sounds
"An Ode For St. Cecilia's Day" by Joseph Addison

In news:

In Civil Rights Ferment, A Conflicted Nostalgia.
The Creative Ferment Behind the Glass Boxes.
From Poles' Ferment, a Socialist Party.
Fall is the perfect time of year to bring tasty, healthy, traditionally fermented foods into your life.
Store-bought vinegar pickles and sauerkraut can't compare to traditionally fermented relishes, which add probiotics and superior nutrition along with zippy flavor.
Fashion aside, do indigenous yeast fermentations improve wine quality.
More and more wines are being fermented with these yeasts (also commonly referred to as indigenous or native), rather than with ones cultured in a lab and purchased from a catalog.
Bartender Frederick Johnson fills a pint for customers Catalina Nocon, left, and her partner Bill Burke last week at Crux Fermentation Project in Bend.
Rotary Peninsula Beer Fest where "Civilization meets Fermentation .".
Master Food Preserver Laura Hinrichs says fermenting foods is easy to do.
Her domain consisted of thousands of plastic tubs of fermented fish and vegetables in various combinations, usually spicy.
Eastern Regional Research Center Displays Research on Hulless Barley for Ethanol, Alternative Biodiesel Feedstocks, Thermochemical and Continuous Fermentation Processes.
The Japanese aren't so big on canning, but they are huge fans of fermentation (miso, soy sauce, pickles, sake ).
It is possible to reach greatness without stuffing pasta pillows with pulverized shellfish and drowning them in fortified grape ferment.
Milan Doshi of Five Points Fermentation Co. Shows you how to make a poor man's version of capers using edible flowers that can be grown in your backyard.

In science:

Bryant, “The characterization of mixing in fermenters,” Adv.
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
Second, The use of timestamped epistemic operators and the introduction of the Lamport relation into the formal language implies greater expressivity that we hope will ferment new insights into the study of causation in distributed systems.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
There is a ferment of ideas in understanding QCD at high temperatures and at high density; it seems realistic to hope that we will produce usable predictions for the structure of neutron stars and for behavior in extreme astrophysical environments.
Future Summary
For instance, ruminants (for example the cow) and colobine monkeys (for example the langur) independently developed a fermentative foregut where cellulose is digested with the help of bacteria.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
We provide this here because, first, Killip–Nenciu proved this result to provide a five-diagonal model for CUE (see below), and because the result was proven as part of the ferment stirred up by the CMV discovery.
CMV matrices: Five years after
Particle physics should be entering a new era of intellectual ferment and revolutionary advance.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Jones, K.O. (2006). Comparison of genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization for fermentation feed profile determination, International Conference on Computer Systems and Tecnologies, pp.
Fuzzy Inference Systems Optimization
The result was pleasing, at least to me, for it demonstrated (once again) the enormous intellectual ferment that particle physics can generate.
Summary and Outlook