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bisque 1

Syllabification: bisque

noun

A rich, creamy soup typically made with shellfish, especially lobster.
Example sentences
  • Scallops come with a rich, foaming lobster bisque.
  • With eyes bigger than our bellies we move on to lobster and prawn bisque, rich with cream and brandy, mopped up with home-made bread and washed down with a crisp, white Sauvignon.
  • Allow the food to dispel your chills - the thick, soothing lobster bisque, the aromatic fennel soup, or a terrine of foie gras that glides down your throat like velvet across a smooth back.

Origin

Mid 17th century: French, literally 'crayfish soup'.

Words that rhyme with bisque

brisk, disc, disk, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk

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bisque 2 Syllabification: bisque

noun

An extra turn, point, or stroke allowed to a weaker player in croquet or court tennis.
Example sentences
  • To our mind, there is a far better handicap than any of these, viz., the bisque.
  • We need to get near one ball, take the first bisque to hit it and croquet it to a useful position whilst getting within hitting distance of another.
  • To take a bisque judiciously requires a cool head and great familiarity with tennis.

Origin

Mid 17th century (originally a term in court tennis): from French, of unknown ultimate origin.

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bisque 3 Syllabification: bisque

noun

1Fired unglazed pottery: using bisque for doll heads [as modifier]: bisque figurines
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  • After bisque firing to cone 06, students use underglazes to color their planters.
  • After the bisque firing, I painted liquid iron oxide on them and washed it off with a sponge (rubber gloves are a must!) leaving black in all of the designs.
  • Allowed to dry overnight, the ‘slip-disks’ are flipped over and removed from the bats and ready for bisque firing.
2A light brown color: shades of bisque, taupe, and chocolate brown
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  • The ribbon of bisque light passed on his eyes, showing in their eerie blackness a strange, demented enjoyment.
  • It is available with a choice of white or bisque for color.
  • This jetted tub is also available in bisque.

adjective

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Light brown in color.
Example sentences
  • For the bisque tones use Amber Clay, Bisque, Creamy Brown, Yellow Ochre, Alabaster and Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk inks.
  • Well, we now have a bisque refrigerator, a bisque stove and a bisque dishwasher.
  • Choose the simplicity of all black; add accents in Nickel, Brass & Copper for a more dramatic statement;or add white or bisque panels.

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