Grispelle, as my mother and I make them, are elongated fritters about the size and shape of slender éclairs.
Koh developed a theory of "elongated imminence," which he likened to "battered spouse syndrome."
1530s, from Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare "to prolong, protract" (see elongation). Earlier in the same sense was elongen (mid-15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating.