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 for To savor of the pan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, n. [OE. panne, AS. panne; cf. D. pan, G. pfanne, OHG.
     pfanna, Icel., Sw., LL., & Ir. panna, of uncertain origin;
     cf. L. patina, E. paten.]
     1. A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed
        for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for
        frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various
        uses in manufacturing. "A bowl or a pan." --Chaucer.
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     2. (Manuf.) A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See
        Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
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     3. The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
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     4. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain;
        the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
        --Chaucer.
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     5. (Carp.) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
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     6. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See
        Hard pan, under Hard.
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     7. A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
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     Flash in the pan. See under Flash.
  
     To savor of the pan, to suggest the process of cooking or
        burning; in a theological sense, to be heretical.
        --Ridley. Southey.
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