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If he talks to you about it, tell him there isn't any stuffing in me to speak of.

Reserve some of the stuffing to rub all over the outside of the meat.

Fill the fowl with the stuffing, placing in the yolks and truffles.

Put the stuffing in the haddock, and fasten it with a small skewer.

Lay a little of the stuffing in each kidney and fold it over.

The stuffing may be made without oysters; or force-meat or sausage may be used, mixed with crumbs of bread and yolks of eggs.

To roast a small hen turkey or a pullet with batter, the bird must first be boned, and filled with forcemeat or stuffing.

The stuffing is of fern, feathers, mounga, and sundry other matters.

"That's nothing," said Pete, snatching the document and stuffing it into his jacket-pocket.

And then he'll lie awake for nights after, stuffing his head with translations from the Greek.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "quilted material worn under chain mail," from Old French estoffe "quilted material, furniture, provisions" (Modern French étoffe), from estoffer "to equip or stock," which according to French sources is from Old High German stopfon "to plug, stuff," or from a related Frankish word (see stop), but OED has "strong objections" to this. Sense extended to material for working with in various trades (c.1400), then (1570s) "matter of an unspecified kind." Meaning "narcotic, dope, drug" is attested from 1929. To know (one's) stuff "have a grasp on a subject" is recorded from 1927.

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