Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cosmetic composed of bitter almonds, white of egg, rose-water, and rectified spirit, used to soften the skin and prevent chapping.

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Examples

  • Antonio Natale, Ms. Careri's 37-year-old son, padded up to the door in sneakers and a blue track suit to collect the latest haul: slabs of vacuum-packed chicken meat, jars of olives, homemade almond-paste cookies, fish stock.

    Italian Mammas Put Meals on Wheels, Say 'Mangia!' to Faraway Offspring

  • This cake started talking to me when I saw the thick unapologetic layer of coconut peaking out beneath a silky ganache top, resting on top of a rich and heady layer of almond-paste infused chocolate cake.

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  • This cake started talking to me when I saw the thick unapologetic layer of coconut peaking out beneath a silky ganache top, resting on top of a rich and heady layer of almond-paste infused chocolate cake.

    Sometimes you feel like a Nut

  • The game passed quickly, mostly in silence, as they sipped moragnac brandy and ate almond-paste sweets.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • And in the nest was the entire family of baby birds, tiny stubs of outstretched wings brown and crispy, tender bare skins glazed with honey, blackened mouths agape to show the merest hint of the almond-paste stuffing within.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • In the foresaid dish you may add fryed onions, yolks of hard eggs, cheese-curds, almond-paste, or grated cheese.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • For the thickening use fine grated manchet, or almond-paste strained, and some times put saffron to it.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • Take a pound of almond-paste, and strain it with some new milk; then have a pottle of cream boiling in a pipkin or skillet, put in the milk; and almonds with some mace, salt, and sugar; serve it in a clean dish on sippets of French bread, and scrape on sugar.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • Make a farcing in the barrels of the lobsters with the meat in them, some almond-paste, nutmeg, tyme, sweet marjoram, yolks of raw eggs, salt, and some pistaches, and serve them with venison sauce.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • His tastes were unknown: he had not travelled, nor done anything very particular, except, with a few congenial spirits, beat the Guards in a rowing-match, a pretty diversion, and almost as conducive to a small white hand as almond-paste.

    The Young Duke

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