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From: Network Terminology


From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel [syn: cooking
      2: (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and
         flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns
         and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus [syn: the
         goat god]
      3: shallow container made of metal
      4: chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than
         to other pongids [syn: genus Pan]
      v 1: make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the
      2: wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
         [syn: pan out, pan off]
      3: express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned
         the performance" [syn: tear apart, trash]
      [also: panning, panned]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a vessel of metal or earthenware used in culinary operations; a
    cooking-pan or frying-pan frequently referred to in the Old
    Testament (Lev. 2:5; 6:21; Num. 11:8; 1 Sam. 2:14, etc.).
      The "ash-pans" mentioned in Ex. 27:3 were made of copper, and
    were used in connection with the altar of burnt-offering. The
    "iron pan" mentioned in Ezek. 4:3 (marg., "flat plate " or
    "slice") was probably a mere plate of iron used for baking. The
    "fire-pans" of Ex. 27:3 were fire-shovels used for taking up
    coals. The same Hebrew word is rendered "snuff-dishes" (25:38;
    37:23) and "censers" (Lev. 10:1; 16:12; Num. 4:14, etc.). These
    were probably simply metal vessels employed for carrying burning
    embers from the brazen altar to the altar of incense.
      The "frying-pan" mentioned in Lev. 2:7; 7:9 was a pot for