Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stiff kind of flour-pudding containing raisins and boiled in a bag: a favorite sea-dish.
“On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the so-called Banyan days of the service, when his hateful ration of meat was withheld and in its stead he regaled himself on plum-duff -- the "plums," according to an old regulation, "not worse than Malaga" -- he had a taste of it.”
“The "doctor" worked up his plum-duff on the main hatch in full view of hungry men, and tobacco was in plenty for those who had money to pay for it, Trunnell giving fair measure to all who ran bills on the slop chest.”
“It was finally suggested that as the awning was stretched, the plum-duff could be served on deck better than below in the stuffy cabin, so here we enjoyed the meal.”
“Chairs were set out by the old mate and two harpooners who had come aft, and the cook spruced himself up to get us out a plum-duff for lunch.”
“So they whistled up the plum-duff side of the Puddin ', and had supper.”
“Then came 2½ square inches of plum-duff each, and a good mug of cocoa washed down the whole.”
“I'd cooked some wild duck, and roasted a hare, boiled a most splendid plum-duff and finally baked a big damper, and I can tell you I was patting myself on the back because I need not do any more cooking for nearly a week, unless it were fish -- I'm not a cook by nature, and pretty often go hungry rather than prepare a meal.”
“No doubt he gets his own back by giving us plum-duff without troubling to extract the cockroaches; but we manage to thrive on it.”
“A trip to Australia, with salt pork all the time, sea-biscuit every day, lobscouse on Sundays, plum-duff once a month, and a total absence of mental stimulus, cured him of the idea that freedom was to be found on the bounding wave and the rolling deep.”
“A lump of indurated plum-duff, like a geological specimen, was on the table.”
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