bacon bacon  /ˈbeɪ kən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  2. (n) English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
  3. (n) English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)

Usage(s):

  1. That's the state of your bacon circa 2009.
  2. This summer, Americans are going the whole hog, as a new appreciation of nose-to-tail eating has foodies caught up in a make-your-own-bacon craze.
  3. To pay for 24 tons of bacon every day you'd need 2,400 tons of coal.

News

  1. ArtsBeat: Francis Bacon’s Works Steal the Sale at Sotheby’s in London

    Two paintings by Francis Bacon were the stars of Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art in London on Wednesday night, when 68 works, including ones by David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Lucio Fontana, Andreas Gursky and John Currin, were also for sale.        
    on June 27, 2013     Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Bacon’s Lover Triptych Fetches $17.3 Million in London

    A Francis Bacon triptych of the artist’s favorite female model sold tonight in London for 11.3 million pounds ($17.3 million).
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Francis Bacon’s Works Steal the Sale at Sotheby’s in London

    Two paintings by Francis Bacon were the stars of Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art in London on Wednesday night, when 68 works, including ones by David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Lucio Fontana, Andreas Gursky and John Currin, were also for sale.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Times

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Quotes

  • "We trimmed the fat, fried the bacon and killed the sacred cows," Nelson, speaking now on the floor of the Senate, said to his colleagues about the deal he and other "moderates" have reached.
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Ben Nelson Source: USA Today

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