So why do we hear so many professors describe their pupils as hostile to learning, with a leavening of indolence?
This little yet mighty engine is much less instrumental in leavening and leveling the soil in New England than in Old.
The leaven, silently but surely, was leavening the surrounding mass.
Free thought is leavening Christianity, and is moulding the old faith against its will.
leavening material, for example, will serve to make clear the need for accuracy in measuring.
There was a leavening of women in this male mass of loggers, fishermen, and what-not.
As is known by this time, leavening agents are the materials used to leaven, or make light, any kind of flour mixture.
As in the case of soda alone, these leavening agents should be sifted with the dry ingredients.
In hot breads of this kind, aeration is used as the leavening agent.
Formerly, it was the custom to mix these leavening substances in this way, and then to add them to the other ingredients.
mid-14c., from Old French levain "leaven, sourdough" (12c.), from Latin levamen "alleviation, mitigation," but used in Vulgar Latin in its literal sense of "a means of lifting, something that raises," from levare "to raise" (see lever). Figurative use from late 14c.
c.1400, from leaven (n.). Related: Leavened; leavening.
(1.) Heb. seor (Ex. 12:15, 19; 13:7; Lev. 2:11), the remnant of dough from the preceding baking which had fermented and become acid. (2.) Heb. hamets, properly "ferment." In Num. 6:3, "vinegar of wine" is more correctly "fermented wine." In Ex. 13:7, the proper rendering would be, "Unfermented things [Heb. matstsoth] shall be consumed during the seven days; and there shall not be seen with thee fermented things [hamets], and there shall not be seen with thee leavened mass [seor] in all thy borders." The chemical definition of ferment or yeast is "a substance in a state of putrefaction, the atoms of which are in a continual motion." The use of leaven was strictly forbidden in all offerings made to the Lord by fire (Lev. 2:11; 7:12; 8:2; Num. 6:15). Its secretly penetrating and diffusive power is referred to in 1 Cor. 5:6. In this respect it is used to illustrate the growth of the kingdom of heaven both in the individual heart and in the world (Matt. 13:33). It is a figure also of corruptness and of perverseness of heart and life (Matt. 16:6, 11; Mark 8:15; 1 Cor. 5:7, 8).