griddle

Part of speech: noun

A shallow pan, for baking thin cakes; a cover for a hole in a cooking- stove.

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Usage examples "griddle":

  1. On the hearth a mighty cake of corn- meal was baking itself brown; potatoes roasted in the ashes, and on a little griddle about as big as a man's hat a great cut of half- dried beef was broiling. - "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.
  2. Caroline starts like a lion who has been stung by a bumble- bee; she places herself once more, and of her own accord, upon the griddle of suspicion, and begins her struggle with the unknown all over again. - "The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete", Honore de Balzac.
  3. The Tucker twins had been going to hops ever since they could hop, almost ever since they could crawl, so they were not very excited, but Mary was jumping around like a hen on a hot griddle, trying new steps all the time I was tying her sash. - "Vacation with the Tucker Twins", Nell Speed.