Origin of molasses
Examples from the Web for molasses
Molasses in the gears of a Democratic EPA could be a worthy goal for many Republicans these days.GOP Boycott of EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy Sparks War With Democrats|Patricia Murphy|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mix soy sauce, molasses, broth, salt, and sesame oil together, along with 1-2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid.
This is the kind of thing that makes for backyard fence chit chat, and it can stick like molasses.Michael Tomasky on How Obama Can Seal the Deal in the Final Days|Michael Tomasky|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With the count proceeding at a molasses rate, none of the networks were able to make projections in the tight three-way contests.Mitt Romney Stays in the Hunt in the Dixie Primaries of Alabama and Mississippi|Howard Kurtz|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They work in a vast rural factory that resembles an old steel mill and smells like molasses.
Whenever the duty on sugar was increased, that on molasses should also be increased.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Molasses from cane or sorghum is added to the fat, making what is known as 'sap,' which is eaten with the corn bread.The Negro Farmer|Carl Kelsey
Twas all-important that the folk should be fedjust fed with bread and molasses and tea: nothing more than that.Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
The molasses and skimmings were sent for, sale to Batavia, where one distillery might buy the produce of a hundred estates.
Put the cork back in the molasses jug before it spills into the Indian meal.Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
British Dictionary definitions for molasses
noun (functioning as singular)
Word Origin for molasses
Word Origin and History for molasses
1580s, from Portuguese melaço, from Late Latin mellaceum "new wine," properly neuter of mellaceus "resembling honey," from Latin mel (genitive mellis) "honey" (see Melissa). Adopted in English in plural form, but regarded as a singular noun.