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Definitions of bacon

  1. English statesman and philosopher; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The salted and dried or smoked flesh of the hog. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Hog's flesh cured with salt and dried. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The flesh of a hog salted or pickled, and dried, usually in smoke. To save one's bacon, to guard one's self from harm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Swine's flesh salted and dried. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bacon

  1. " I am the daughter of your brother George's son," said she, as she turned the bacon – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Our bacon and sugar were going fast. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
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