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  • noun Plural form of making.
  • noun plurale tantum That which is needed for something: necessary ingredients.


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  • And searching for people who buy falafel makings is a worthless filter. — misterb

    Vegans Thwart FBI’s Anti-Terror Program - Freakonomics Blog - 2007

  • He felt for his "makings" and drew from his pocket a little sack of soggy tobacco and some wet papers.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country 1921

  • The cowpuncher ceased speaking and produced his "makings" while the other stood gazing straight before him, the dead cigar still gripped in the corner of his mouth.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country 1921

  • "His aunt is a rich woman, and he could go limping back if he wanted to; besides, he has what I call the 'makings'."

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart 1916

  • His nerves were rattled, and he fumbled through his pockets for the "makings"; spilled the tobacco and threw his ineffectual effort away in disgust.

    Where the Souls of Men are Calling Credo Fitch Harris 1915

  • He was half sitting on the table, one leg swinging, his quick hands rolling a cigarette from the "makings" proffered by Tony Harris, his laughing eyes filled with the joy of home coming, his tongue already busied with the answering of many rapid fire questions.

    The Short Cut Jackson Gregory 1912

  • He reached for his "makings" and rolled a cigarette which he smoked with no more than one arm and his head exposed to the clamminess of the atmosphere.

    The Thunder Bird B. M. Bower 1905

  • Well-pleased, Mrs. Murphy consented to take her, inwardly gloating over her good luck, for she saw that Eily was neat and handy, and had the "makings" of a good servant.

    The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911 Various 1899

  • There is nothing which so touches some of us as a thing with "makings" in it, a thing with untold potentialities in it, a thing which may come in the future to God only knows what.

    The Gospel of the Hereafter 1892

  • He took out his "makings," and rolled a cigarette.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X) Various 1887


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