dumpling

(redirected from dumplings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

dumpling

A large unexcavated mass, usually at the center of an excavated area, which is left undisturbed; may be removed when the work nears completion.
References in classic literature ?
The rooster did indeed make an impressive showing, lying in his border of dumplings, and the dish was much complimented when it was borne in by Alice.
Faux, senior, had told his son very frankly, that he must not look to being set up in business by HIM: with seven sons, and one of them a very healthy and well-developed idiot, who consumed a dumpling about eight inches in diameter every day, it was pretty well if they got a hundred apiece at his death.
Presently the rats came back and set to work to make him into a dumpling.
The dumpling had been peeled off Tom Kitten, and made separately into a bag pudding, with currants in it to hide the smuts.
Mr Wegg pursued the biography of that eminent man through its various phases of avarice and dirt, through Miss Dancer's death on a sick regimen of cold dumpling, and through Mr Dancer's keeping his rags together with a hayband, and warming his dinner by sitting upon it, down to the consolatory incident of his dying naked in a sack.
Jingle, in a stage-whisper--'Large boy-- dumpling face--round eyes--rascal
The dumplings were imported from China and sold by a Japanese company, it added.
Stir in enough water to form a smooth dough and shape into eight evenly-sized dumplings.
They invited friends and shared dishes such as soup, dumplings, chicken (either kung pao or stir-fried), stir-fried mixed vegetables, noodles and rice cakes.
Leslie Shen of Eugene shares recipes today for Thai Curry Chicken and pork-filled Asian dumplings.
Made from diced beef and served with sliced carrots in a rich onion gravy with dumplings, the Beef Stew and Dumpling ready meal provides today's busy consumer with a convenient and affordable dinner.
Coventry's celebrity TV chef, Jamie Williams, serves up a hearty dish with dumplings