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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SKILLET

Melt a pound of butter by putting it into a skillet on hot coals.

Throw them into a skillet of boiling water, and boil them twenty minutes; but when sufficiently done, they will rise to the top.

She fry all the eggs on the place, skillet the ham and pan the biscuits!

In a skillet melt and heat ½ of a cupful of lard or bacon fat.

Pour it into a skillet and place the skillet on the coals before the fire.

And he was throwin' things into the skillet and callin' to the girl who was washin' dishes.

In the kitchen they found Rose, very busy with a skillet over the fire.

Stray in the herd and the boss said kill it, So I shot him in the rump with the handle of the skillet.

He hid the skillet to serve another day, and set out on his return.

Put them in a close vessel, and set the vessel in a skillet of boiling water.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle French esculette "a little dish" (Modern French écuelle), diminutive of escuele "plate," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (see scuttle (n.)); or formed in English from skele "wooden bucket or pail" (early 14c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjola "pail, bucket").

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