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pumpkin head

1. A dim-witted or unintelligent person; a dolt. Why did I ever hire that pumpkin head? He can't do anything right around here.
2. prison slang A prisoner who has been beaten severely about the face and head; such an attack itself. (So called due to the swelling of the head that results.) No one went near the pumpkin head after his beating from one of the prison gangs, which had served as a warning to the other inmates. Whatever fellow prisoners might do to you, it's the guards you have to look out for. They're very fond of giving a pumpkin head to anyone to who steps out of line.
See also: head, pumpkin

turn into a pumpkin

To have to return home or go to bed due to the late hour of the night. (Usually used as a present participle, the phrase is a reference to the story of Cinderella, whose magic carriage turned into a pumpkin at midnight.) I've had a wonderful time, but I'm turning into a pumpkin. I think I'll call a cab and head home.
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some pumpkins

dated Someone or something that is particularly great, special, wonderful, etc. Did you see Tracey's new car? Boy, it's some pumpkins, huh? I've stated seeing this amazing guy from Belgium. He's some pumpkins!
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some pumpkins

 and some punkins
someone or something great or special. (Old.) That chick is some punk-ins! Isn't this little gadget really some pumpkins?
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some pumpkins

and some punkins
n. someone or something great or special. That chick is some punkins!
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The worms kept the soil healthy and life continued as if The Pumpkin had never lived.
Alpha and beta carotene are additional substances from pumpkin that can act as antioxidants.
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It's important when considering feeding pumpkin to look for plain canned pumpkin at the supermarket.
Following their logic, I tried using canned pumpkin (available in large supermarkets), and now I'm convinced.
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I got the seed for this pumpkin from Christie Harp of Ohio.
The most obvious use of the term pumpkin applied to a non-pepo squash is the so-called Cinderella Pumpkin, otherwise known as Rouge vif d'Etampes, which is a maxima squash.
INGREDIENTS 1 kg pumpkin or butternut squash 3 tbsp sunflower oil 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped 500ml vegetable or chicken stock 11/2 tbsp Tabasco(r) Pepper Sauce 150ml double cream 6-8 mini pumpkins (for serving in) METHOD 1.
Pumpkin ale is the great American seasonal beer, outselling traditional Octoberfests in many markets.
EQUATIONS * Kinetic Energy of Pumpkin = 1/2 x Pumpkin Mass x Initial Velocity (Joules) (kilograms) (meters/second) Potential Energy of Counterweight = Counterweight Mass x Acceleration (Joules) (kg) Due to Gravity (9.
Finally the father decides the family will grow their own to achieve the best ever pumpkins for pumpkin pie.