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  • noun Plural form of clambake.


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  • The Capitol is the backdrop for the Roots -- this rally will not use the Lincoln Memorial as a running-joke backdrop, as have other recent clambakes on the Mall, like Glenn Beck's rally and AMC's recent zombie invasion.

    How it unfolded: 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' Lisa de Moraes 2010

  • Birthday celebrations on yachts, fund-raising parties at swank New York City locales, clambakes in Nantucket where the most basic thing on the menu was barbecued lobster meat in sweet-cream butter sauce.

    Ominous Kate Brian 2011

  • While many of those lazy summer days blur together in my memory now, our annual Labor Day clambakes remain clear as an August sky.

    Happy as a Clambake Gail Monaghan 2011

  • According to legend and many historians, the first clambakes originated with the native Americans, long before the founding fathers set foot on Plymouth Rock.

    Happy as a Clambake Gail Monaghan 2011

  • And like oyster roasts, Beaufort Stew and crawfish boils elsewhere, clambakes are casual, warm weather events—staged outdoors and requiring an inordinate number of paper napkins.

    Happy as a Clambake Gail Monaghan 2011

  • Monaghan clambakes were all-day affairs, beginning early with the gathering of rockweed, stones and driftwood.

    Happy as a Clambake Gail Monaghan 2011

  • They had clambakes at the head of the bay and musselbakes down by the roaring surf; and Tom told shamelessly of the Halcyon, and of the run of contraband, and asked Frederick before them all how he had managed to smuggle the horse back to the fishermen without discovery.


  • So it leaves me wondering: With all the incredible seafood around us, where are the Northwest clambakes?

    Operation Clambake « PubliCola 2010

  • Here's the cable network's announcement about plans to cover its on-air talents 'clambakes:

    Comedy Central to cover Washington rallies Oct. 30 Lisa de Moraes 2010

  • When gathering your equipment, look for rockweed—it's the best seaweed for clambakes because its seawater-filled pockets burst during cooking and add brininess and moisture to the other ingredients.

    Happy as a Clambake Gail Monaghan 2011


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