from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crisp sweet cake or pastry; something brittle made of nuts, as peanut brittle, etc.


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  • But with the same buoyant faith she brought to the task of mastering the croquant, Katie is sure she can get it done.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Iced cherry parfait with cherry frangipane and almond croquant brought up the rear.

    Restaurant: The Pump House, Bristol

  • In my childhood I got so familiar with the local farmers they nicknamed me Jacquou le croquant, Jacques the peasant, from a famous novel.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • And as to desserts, new additions include a cream with forest fruits, croquant, rum and chocolate mousse sauce.

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  • Mit les plaideurs d’accord en croquant l’un et l’autre.

    Le Petit Chose (part 1) Histoire d'un Enfant

  • "I liked bonbons too in those days, Miss Eyre, and I was croquant -- (overlook the barbarism) croquant chocolate comfits, and smoking alternately, watching meantime the equipages that rolled along the fashionable streets towards the neighbouring opera-house, when in an elegant close carriage drawn by a beautiful pair of English horses, and distinctly seen in the brilliant city-night, I recognised the" voiture "I had given Céline.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.


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  • When cookies don't turn out as planned
    Because of moisture being too scant,
    You must lie just a little
    And boast of the brittle:
    Pretend your intent to bake a croquant.

    April 2, 2014