Sunday, 24 July 2016



1. a wide metal vessel used in cooking
2. Also called: panful . the amount such a vessel will hold
3. any of various similar vessels used especially in industry, as for boiling liquids
4. a dish used by prospectors, especially gold prospectors, for separating a valuable mineral from the gravel or earth containing it by washing and agitating
5. either of the two dish-like receptacles on a balance
6. Also called: lavatory pan British the bowl of a lavatory
7. (terrain)
a. a natural or artificial depression in the ground where salt can be obtained by the evaporation of brine
b. a natural depression containing water or mud
8. (Caribbean) the indented top from an oil drum used as the treble drum in a steel band
9. a small ice floe
10. a small cavity containing priming powder in the locks of old guns
11. a hard substratum of soil
12. (when trans., often followed by “off” or “out”) to wash (gravel) in a pan to separate particles of (valuable minerals) from it
13. (intransitive; often followed by “out”) (of gravel) to yield valuable minerals by this process
14. (trans.) (informal) to criticize harshly

1. to move (a film camera) or (of a film camera) to be moved so as to follow a moving object or obtain a panoramic effect
2. the act of panning

1. the leaf of the betel tree
2. a preparation of this leaf which is chewed, together with betel nuts and lime, in India and the East Indies

Catching gold from the sun

An old pan rusts on the wall

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