Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of oleaginous taffy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A kind of candy, mainly composed of sugar and butter.
- n. a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
“Laura Goodman (don't laugh) looked like, as Antonia had put it once, "a dirty old man's wet dream," with long, butter-scotch blond hair, big blue eyes, and long strong limbs.”
“He must confront without a quiver the notion of a child who shall be childish, that is, full of energy, but without an idea of independence; fundamentally as eager for authority as for information and butter-scotch.”
““Do you realize how many calories are in those butter-scotch bars?””
“Add the cracker crumbs, the vanilla, the butter-scotch chips, and the pecans, and blend well.”
“I wear out my gloves, love butter-scotch, and lost my head over a certain pair of slippers; consequence, two dollars and eight cents in my treasury," moaned Kat, with great self reproach.”
“That's all, and I don't know really where the disappointment is, but I guess it's the butter-scotch and slippers.”
“And what's all this I hear about limestones and butter-scotch and wisdom?”
“I would like a wheel-barrow full of butter-scotch every day and a pair of slippers with blue tops and French heels.”
“A wheel-barrow per day of butter-scotch would soon leave her more than she could manage or desire, and slippers with satin tops and high heels, would only prove themselves useless and injurious.”
“Do you remember writing a par about Stickney, the butter-scotch man, you know, ragging him when he got his peerage?”
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