aluminum foil


Definition of aluminum foil 

: thin aluminum sheeting used especially to cover and wrap food

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Season fillets with salt. Lay each fillet on a 6-inch square of aluminum foil. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Summery Coconut-Spice Halibut Is Great Steamed or Grilled," 26 June 2018 Working alongside their families, numerous kids from the Lincolnshire area recently kicked off the summer by putting their classroom skills to the test, using straws, aluminum foil and other household items to make towers and boats. Karie Angell Luc,, "Vernon Area Public Library focuses on learning with Maker Lab, reading clubs during students' summer break," 4 June 2018 From there, add your toppings—cheese, avocado, sour cream, hot sauce, healthy green things—and then roll the burrito in some aluminum foil. DO NOT skip this step. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "Life Moves Fast. That’s Why You Gotta Take Your Breakfast Burrito To-Go.," 17 May 2018 Use a sharp knife to make a few slits in the top crust (so steam can escape), then shape a ring of aluminum foil to cover the edges of the pie. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "It’s a June thing: Cherries, blueberries and raspberries are all ripe right now," 28 June 2018 Like death and taxes, plastic wrap and aluminum foil have always felt like inevitabilities. Dayna Evans, Bon Appetit, "The Reusable Silicone Lids That Are Keeping Me from Singlehandedly Ruining the Planet," 18 Apr. 2018 Wrap the top of the pan in aluminum foil and smoke for an additional 90 minutes. 7. Fox News, "John McLemore's Independence Day cookout," 1 July 2018 Tightly seal aluminum foil and place packet on grill. Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burgers with pizzazz: Surf 'n' turf burger judged best in annual BBQ contest," 18 June 2018 Martin mixed aluminum foil and acid and put it into a 2-liter bottle of Dr. Pepper, the affidavit said. David Harris,, "Men made acid bombs to scare unwanted occupants at Baldwin Park-area home, affidavit says," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of aluminum foil

1858, in the meaning defined above

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