from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gingerbread cracker flavored with brandy.
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They were brandy-snap baskets in the shape of sailing boats, with spun sugar sails and cargos of strawberries and cream, afloat on a sea of red sauce.
The gingerbread to be bought at Cheddington Fair had a peculiar excellence of its own, whether in the form of gilded kings and queens, brandy-snap, or cakes; everything else tasted tame and flat after it, as indeed did most of the events of daily life for some days following these exciting events.