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And he was both to batter it down, for he still had the gambler's faith in his luck.

He put his whole will into the assertion of guilt, to batter down the man's resistance.

Have ready in a frying-pan some lard and batter mixed, and make it boil.

The batter must be very smooth when it is done, and without a single lump.

Then mix it gradually with cold water till it becomes a batter.

But Mirandy, pouring her batter into the pan, heeded him no more than was her wont.

Our ships had two forts to batter, and seven sail of ships that lay in the harbour.

Grease some little patty-pans, and half fill them with the batter.

Keep it hot while the remainder of the batter is fried in the same way.

Fish to be fried, must be covered with egg and crumbs, or batter.

WORD ORIGIN

"strike repeatedly, beat violently and rapidly," early 14c., from Old French batre "to beat, strike" (11c., Modern French battre "to beat, to strike"), from Latin battuere "to beat, strike," an old word in Latin, but almost certainly borrowed from Gaulish, from PIE root *bhau- "to strike" (cf. Welsh bathu "beat;" Old English beadu "battle," beatan "to beat," bytl "hammer, mallet"). Began to be widely used 1962 in reference to domestic abuse. Related: Battered; battering. Battering-ram is an ancient weapon (Latin aries), but the word attested only from 1610s.

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