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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAUCE

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander: take that in your thought too.

Add the remainder of the celery and pour the sauce over this.

Pears are most valuable when they are canned and used for sauce.

The sauce to use depends on the dessert that it is to accompany.

Beat the whites stiff and fold them carefully into the sauce.

"Take that for your sauce," he said, giving me a thrust with his sword, as he spoke.

For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven.

This sauce may be served up with poultry, game, or beef-steaks.

This sauce can be made with essence of truffle, or game, or shallot.

Then add three tablespoonsful of vinegar and reduce the sauce.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French sauce, sausse, from Latin salsa "things salted, salt food," noun use of fem. singular or neuter plural of adjective salsus "salted," from past participle of Old Latin sallere "to salt," from sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)).

Meaning "something which adds piquancy to words or actions" is recorded from c.1500; sense of "impertinence" first recorded 1835 (see saucy, and cf. sass). Slang meaning "liquor" first attested 1940.

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