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(as) slow as molasses

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's as slow as molasses! Come on, Becky, you're slow as molasses back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
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slower than molasses

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's slower than molasses! Come on, Becky, you're slower than molasses back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
See also: molasses, slower

slower than molasses in January

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's slower than molasses in January! Come on, Becky, you're slower than molasses in January back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
See also: January, molasses, slower

big around as a molasses barrel

Very large and round. If you keep eating fried food all the time, you'll be big around as a molasses barrel soon enough.
See also: around, barrel, big, molasses

(as) slow as molasses in January

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. (The addition of "January," which is among the coldest months in the Northern Hemisphere, serves to intensify the meaning, as molasses is especially viscous in the cold.) This old laptop my dad gave me takes forever booting up, and then it's as slow as molasses in January the whole time I use it! Come on, Becky, you're slow as molasses in January back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
See also: January, molasses, slow

*big around as a molasses barrel

Rur. very big around. (*Also: as ~.) He ate till he was as big around as a molasses barrel. The athlete's chest was big around as a molasses barrel.
See also: around, barrel, big, molasses

*slow as molasses in January

 and slower than molasses in January
very slow-moving. (*Also: as ~.) Can't you get dressed any faster? I declare, you're as slow as molasses in January. The traffic on the way to the concert was slower than molasses in January.
See also: January, molasses, slow

slow as (slower than) molasses (in January)

Extremely dilatory. This simile is American in origin, dates from the midor late nineteenth century, and is a vivid one for anyone who has ever tried to pour cold molasses from one container into another. “He’s slower than molasses,” wrote J. W. McAndrews (Monologue, ca. 1880).
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Due to the importance blackstrap molasses represents, either in terms of the nutrition value for domestic consumption, or in terms of the economic value in foreign trade, the study seeks to assess the economic feasibility of blackstrap molasses production projects implementing modern technology to help accept the product in foreign markets.
The determinations of the carbon and nitrogen contents of the diet, dextrose, molasses, and wheat bran were done using a CHN Analyzer (PerkinElemr[R] Series PE 2400).
The probable reason for the lower values of pH and ammonia nitrogen (N-N[H.sub.3]) in silages containing molasses with or without a microbial inoculant is the supply of soluble sugars, which stimulates lactic fermentation, supporting a higher growth of lactic acid bacteria.
A 5-g sample of molasses was dissolved in 20 mL HN[O.sub.3] (30%) for the preparation of molasses hydrolysate.
Meanwhile, substitute the word "sugar" any time you see "evaporated cane juice," as well as terms such as agave syrup, honey, molasses, corn syrup, barley malt, and fruit juice concentrate.
Ginger Molasses Cookies * 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour * 2 teaspoons Baking Soda * 1/4 teaspoon Salt * 1 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon * % teaspoon Ground Clove * 1 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger * 2 teaspoons of Fresh Ginger (grated) * 1 tablespoon Candied Ginger (chopped) * 3/4 cup Butter, softened * 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar * 1 large Egg * 1/4 cup Unsulphured Molasses * 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
In this work, we are interested in incorporating an enzymatically interesterified oil (EIEO), manufactured in a local food industry (CEVITAL SPA), and other usual oils in the formulation of madeleines, mini croissants, and buns, and also in developing a local by-product (molasses) from a local sugar refinery (CEVITAL SpA).
He said the price of ethanol from "B heavy molasses route" has been increased from Rs 52.43 per litre to Rs 54.27 per litre.
Such dilemma then is prompting a joint oversight committee of Congress to probe the root cause of the unwarranted escalation in feedstock prices, primarily for molasses which is the main raw material being depended upon by ethanol industry players.
Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, made the statement after hearing the complaints of ethanol producers who said they were now having a tough time supplying bioethanol as the skyrocketing prices of molasses have rendered their production uneconomical.
The proposal of some local ethanol producers to import molasses to hike their feedstock supply and be able to venture into exporting the fuel component has been stalled as the government is still figuring out on how to streamline the procedures.
In this Brazilian model, there is an option to either produce ethanol directly from sugarcane juice or convert it into sugar and molasses and then further distillate molasses into ethanol.
The Bethany Art Series wraps up its 17th season with a spring concert with Molasses Creek at 3 p.m.
Gevo announced that it has signed a binding, definitive construction license agreement with Praj Industries to commercialize the production of renewable isobutanol using sugary-based feedstocks, such as juice, syrup and molasses made of sugarcane and sugar beets.