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  • n. a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron


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  • No plums are harmed in the making of the duff.

    October 22, 2008

  • Also the name of a gorgeous but sadly long-discontinued bath bomb from Lush.

    July 4, 2008

  • May you be enveloped in sweet sauce, friend.

    March 25, 2008

  • Sometimes I feel like a ponderous mass, glutinous and yet crumbling.

    March 25, 2008

  • "'... But what was that ponderous mass, glutinous and yet crumbling, enveloped in a sweet sauce, that came at the end?'

    'Why, that was plum duff, a great favourite in the service.'"
    --P. O'Brian, The Hundred Days, 113

    March 25, 2008