I am translating an article about cow patties :) Here's the passage I feel a bit confused about

“I like to see the cow pies looking kind of like a pumpkin pie, mounded and dipped in the middle,” said Dennis.

I have found some pumpkin pie pictures on the Internet, but they don't seem to look like this description, so I thought maybe I didn't properly understand the verbs "mounded and dipped'.

Does this expression "mounded and dipped in the middle' mean that the pie looks like a little mound (or hill) and is a bit hollow in the middle? I tried to draw it as well:) enter image description here

Thank you in advance!

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    Hahahahahaha! I think this it the very first hand-drawn cow patty we've ever been graced with on EL&U. Thanks for the laugh. And yes, that's how I interpret the description too. – Dan Bron Sep 26 '15 at 19:00
  • Summarizing your research (e.g. definitions of the two words) will get you an answer instead of a closing. Please have a look at the site tour and visit the help center for guidance on how to use this site. – anongoodnurse Sep 26 '15 at 19:00
  • @medica Summarizing her research? She drew a literal picture! – Dan Bron Sep 26 '15 at 19:01
  • Seriously. That's not research. An actual cow pie image might be better than a drawing or a description. Which is somewhat universal and transcends the English language. – anongoodnurse Sep 26 '15 at 19:03
  • Thanks for your answers. I had asked the question here as I found no pumpkin pie-like cow patty- – Elizaveta Levina Sep 26 '15 at 19:05

For a picture of the type of pumpkin pie Dennis is talking about click here. Pumpkin pie filling is dense, and if the pie bakes unevenly, the center may sink as the pie cools.

For a picture of the type of cow pie (also called a "cow patty") that Dennis likes to see, click here.

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  • Great. Another driveby downvoter, a plague on this site. – deadrat Sep 27 '15 at 3:09
  • That cowpie looks like it's been stepped on. It's not just dipped, it's dented. – Brian Hitchcock Sep 27 '15 at 5:52
  • @BrianHitchcock If you say so. – deadrat Sep 27 '15 at 6:24

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