One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
Unleavened maize bread.
- ‘Extremely popular in the southern United States, corn pone is an eggless cornbread that is shaped into small ovals and fried or baked.’
- ‘Johnny cake, corn pones, hoe cakes, hush puppies, and hawg'n'hominy (a mixture of hulled dry corn cooked with salt pork) are just a few examples.’
- ‘Sour, pickled foods were strongly Germanic, but cornbreads, corn dodgers, corn pones and many others came from the south.’
- ‘When corn bread, light bread or corn pones were baked, they were put in the Dutch oven with coals under and over on the heavy lid with a rim about one or two inches high to hold the coals.’
- ‘My mother used to make corn pones, and also Johnny Cakes.’
- ‘A frugal supper of bacon, cooked Indian fashion on sticks hung over the coals, coffee and corn pones, was eaten with appetites sharpened by the keen air.’
- ‘As leavenings were not always available to the settlers, corn pone must have been a very convenient and reasonable bread source.’
- ‘Sometimes maize is used for making what are called corn pones, which well illustrate the difference between bread made of wheat and bread made of a flour containing no gluten.’
- ‘She'd feed Gypsy cold corn pones and they'd run a mile or so to the creek to play.’
- ‘We stop off for a drink of water and a bite of corn pone in the kitchen of Hannah Ingram.’
- ‘To present them at school in a unique, but truly Indian style, make corn pone this way as the Sioux sometimes did, just make sure you double or triple the recipe to have enough batter.’
- ‘And, like Twain, people fond of corn pone remember it with specificity.’
- ‘I think Kevin and I together joked once - over corn pones & mountain dew no doubt - that a sign of aging is increased interest in alt-country & world music.’
- ‘Not having access to communion wine or wheat wafers, the Fundies at first substituted corn pones and moonshine - and one must admit that moonshine definitely has a whole lot more ‘presence’ than unfermented grape juice.’
- ‘You will need a metal surface for cooking the corn pones.’
Rustic; unsophisticated.‘country music and corn-pone humor’
- ‘He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions - at least on the surface.’
- ‘Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions.’
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