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Definition of "cracklings" []

  • Plural form of crackling. (noun)
  • The crisp rendered skin of a pig used as food; crackling (UK) (noun)
  • Food for dogs, made from the refuse of tallow melting. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "cracklings" in a sentence
  • "Hardscrabble farmers, not wanting to waste an ounce of the hog they'd slaughtered, fried up fatty pork skin into a dish they called cracklings."
  • "At times, especially in "hog-killing time," the character of the corn bread is varied by putting into the dough "cracklings," which are the browned portions of meat out of which the lard has been tried."
  • "We look on in the frosty air of the early morn, interested spectators, as the porkers are each dispatched by one dexterous blow of the axe, and then immersed in a cask of hot water to take off the hair, and aid in the trying up of the fat into lard and "cracklings," and, nothing loth, assist in the discussion at the family table of the spare-ribs and sausages; then there are horses to be ridden, and the difficult art acquired of keeping one's equilibrium upon the perilous edge of a frisky steed; then there are evening walks with our sisters up the long oak-lined avenue, and rambles through the encircling woods in pursuit of the black sloes and yellow haws and other winter berries."
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