from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Rich or highly ornamented cake, to be distributed to the guests at a wedding, or sent to friends after the wedding.
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- noun Rich or highly ornamented
cake, to be distributed to the guestsat a wedding, or sent to friends after the wedding.
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- noun a rich cake with two or more tiers and covered with frosting and decorations; served at a wedding reception
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He could only bake bridecake for which I may state no materials were to be had.
Such a cake was commonly brought in at the end of a marriage feast; and hence the bridecake of modern times has taken its origin, though the result of eating this is rather to provoke dyspepsia than to prevent it.
She had a hand in the compounding of almost every bridecake, and had been known to often leave houses of feasting, to prepare weary earth-worn travellers for their final place of rest.
It is the convoluted road that ends in a bridecake or a cucumber frame.
The modern wedding breakfast, with its bridecake, is a survival from a very ancient mode of solemnizing the closest tie of all; and when Proserpine tasted a pomegranate she partook of a fruit of a specially symbolic character to signify acceptance of her new destiny as her captor's wife.
But the bridecake was upon him as the Philistines upon Samson; and the question was, what the devil to do with it?
He would give a picnic at which the bogey bridecake should figure conspicuously, and then be laid finally by the process of demolition.
There was no marriage-bell yet all went merry as a marriage-bell, which is occasionally rather a sombre tintinnabulation; and the _débris_ of the bridecake finally fell to the sweeper.
I would fain that it were possible, having a regard to truth, to round off this little story prettily by telling how in a glade of "The Glen" after the demolition of the bridecake, Miss Priest and the captain "squared matters," were duly married and lived happily ever after, as the story-books say.
She kept the bridecake, and enclosed to the gallant captain Gosslett's bill for the dozen of simkin that excellent firm had sent in to wash it down wherewithal.