Recent Examples of shortening from the Web
Other problems associated with heels are ankle sprains due to instability, as well as a long-term shortening of the Achilles tendon.
Notice the recipe has no flour, baking soda or shortening.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed, mix sugar and shortening until well combined.
Not to mention a shortening of careers like those of Richards, who, at 32, is no longer in the NHL.
Then new CEO A.G. Lafley looked at the company’s brand portfolio and decided to slash slow-growing food brands, such as Crisco shortening and Jif peanut butter, and reinvest in its stronger personal care products.
Because of the shortage of skilled bakery help, and the difficulty of obtaining sufficient quantities of many critical ingredients such as sugar and shortening, Crunch Cakes offer a welcome solution to these problems.
Going into the study, Bailey assumed that the stresses of space travel would accelerate the shortening of Scott Kelly’s telomeres.
Breeding for flat faces has resulted in an extreme form of brachycephaly—a shortening of the skull—that is now the leading cause of death for bulldogs.
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First Known Use of shortening
SHORTENING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shortening for English Language Learners
: a fat (such as butter) that is used in cooking or baking
SHORTENING Defined for Kids
Definition of shortening for Students
: a fat used in baking especially to make pastry flaky
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