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sewn with navy blue twist.
Cover illustration shows code for the mitochondrial DNA of E. coli.
ISBN 1 903090 13 X
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See below for extract.
Le Cuisson du Sucre.
Le Petit Lissé.
Dip the forefinger into iced water, and then into the boiling sugar,
and instantly again into the iced water to prevent burning the
finger. Then pinch between the index finger and thumb. If a
small thread forms, which breaks when the attempt is made to pull
apart through the fingers, the proper degree is reached.
Le Grand Lissé.
Boil the sugar a little longer, and then try as before; if a thread
forms that can be pulled two inches without breaking, this degree
is reached. This is the best degree for preserves, etc.
La Grande et la Petite Perle.
Let the sugar boil a little longer. If you find that on drawing
to a thread it snaps quickly, and also that while boiling the sugar
presents the form of large pearls or globules on its surface, it will
then have reached the small pearl degree. When the pearls
become closely connected on the surface of the sugar, it will have
reached the large pearl degree.
Continue boiling, and after a few minutes dip the skimmer in the
boiling sugar. Strike it on the edge of the boiler. Blow through
the holes, and you will find that, if the sugar is of the right degree,
it will form into small globules or air bubbles on the other side.
This is the best degree for creams, and also gives a rich flavor to
Boil up the sugar a little longer, dip the skimmer in it, and on
finding that it shivers into a thready fringe from the edge, it will
have reached the degree called the “Feather”. If large and
elevated, the degree is the “Large Feather” or “La Grande Plume.”
In a few minutes more they become small and flaky, and the next
degree, the “Small Feather,” or “La Petite Plume,” is reached.
Le Petit Boulet.
Le Grand Boulet.
A lacy cyan in a lyric
Nail a city train / racy / analytic / an aria
Litany in an
Icy air / lit
Tiara / alacrity / act-act act-act it ran / a
Yarn / tin can / crania / atria / canal / act-act
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