from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confection that consists of a piece of fruit, a seed, or a nut coated with sugar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A confection consisting of a nut, seed or fruit coated with sugar.
- v. To preserve dry with sugar.
- n. A computerised image of a suspect produced for the police force.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.
- transitive v. To preserve dry with sugar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a comfit of; preserve dry with sugar.
- n. Any kind of fruit or root preserved with sugar and dried; a ball of sugar with a seed in the center; a bonbon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. candy containing a fruit or nut
- v. make into a confection
Sister Celestine had invented a new kind of comfit which she begged Euphrosyne to try, leaving a paper of sweetmeats on her table for that purpose.
“Easy, comfit,” he whispered, then bent to gently nip her full bottom lip, laving the mock injury with his tongue.
Before I give you the kiss you deserve, comfit, we need to talk about your propensity to climb through windows.
“I can do without the keening, comfit, though the thought of you dressed in a flowing white gown is quite another matter.”
So that there will be no confusion, comfit, when it comes to my wishes I will make you obey.
“I hate to distress you, comfit, but we need to speak of something more complex than the fate of Arthur the pig.”
As soon as we reach London, comfit, those plays of yours will have their sponsor.
Instruments of death, poniards, curious pistols, and disguised weapons had been flung down pell-mell among the paraphernalia of daily life; porcelain tureens, Dresden plates, translucent cups from china, old salt-cellars, comfit-boxes belonging to feudal times.
I figured I'd layer the minced cherry & almond comfit in the middle of a pound cake, but I got to feeling poorly on Thursday and let the project go.
My comfit is, he new not which was which; and, as the saying is, all cats in the dark are grey — Whilst we stayed at Loff – Loming, he and our two squires went three or four days churning among the wild men of the mountings; a parcel of selvidges that lie in caves among the rocks, devour young children, speak Velch, but the vords are different.
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