To savor of the pan
Pan Pan, n. [OE. panne, AS. panne; cf. D. pan, G. pfanne, OHG. pfanna, Icel., Sw., LL., & Ir. panna, of uncertain origin; cf. L. patina, E. paten.] 1. A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various uses in manufacturing. ``A bowl or a pan.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Manuf.) A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See {Vacuum pan}, under {Vacuum}. [1913 Webster]

3. The part of a flintlock which holds the priming. [1913 Webster]

4. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

5. (Carp.) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge. [1913 Webster]

6. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See {Hard pan}, under {Hard}. [1913 Webster]

7. A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud. [1913 Webster]

{Flash in the pan}. See under {Flash}.

{To savor of the pan}, to suggest the process of cooking or burning; in a theological sense, to be heretical. --Ridley. Southey. [1913 Webster]


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