from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cake filled with a jelly made of soft curds, sugar, butter, eggs, etc.
  • n. A small cake made in various ways and with a variety of ingredients: as, lemon cheese-cake, orange cheese-cake, apple cheese-cake, etc.
  • n. plural A name with children for the immature fruit of the common mallow, Malva rotundifolia and M. sylvestris, on account of its shape. Also cheeses.


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  • Custards that are freestanding need a little more structure, which is provided by egg white, so dishes such as quiche, crme caramel, and cheese-cake usually include whole eggs.


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  • 'You just run along and tell Worldic that their promotion ideas are fifty years out of date, if they think cheese-cake will sell twenty-rand seats.'


  • It was very entertaining to me to see them dividing their speculations between jellies and stars, and making a sudden transition from the sun to an apricot, or upon the Coperni - can system to the figure of a cheese-cake.



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