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  • n. Plural form of comfit.


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  • (a) Inexhaustible pot: tale: given to Brâhman in reward for prayer filled with comfits, is stolen by innkeeper, but he procures another filled with demons and chastises innkeeper.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • If anyone likes coriander and caraway -- I confess that I don't -- he can sugar the seeds to make those little "comfits," the candies of our childhood which our mothers tried to make us think we liked to crunch either separately or sprinkled on our birthday cakes.

    Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses

  • We passed Confital Bay, whose 'comfits' are galettes of stone, and gave a wide berth to the Isleta and its Sphinx's head.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • It took us ages to pick our way through the crowded streets down to the Strand, and along the way I spoke to strangers, something Rose wishes I would not do, sang a May Day song with Mr. Lake, the cheesemonger, and ate sugared almond comfits until I felt ill.

    Exit the Actress

  • In the old candy-making manuals I have found recipes to make caraway seed comfits, and I found really appealing the idea of sugar coated caraway seeds to have as candy

    Seed-Cake (Novel Food, Fall ‘08 edition) « Baking History

  • Additionally, the unusual amounts of liquorice and comfits as well as gold and silver leaf argues for sumptuous and ornate culinary creations.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • But it does have an excellent old-fashioned sweet shop (The Chocolate Box, which sells liquorice comfits, Yorkshire mixture and all the rest); a good vintner (D Byrne & Co); an amazing butcher (Cowman's Famous Sausage Shop, which sells dozens of varieties); and a weekly market that sells properly useful things like chops and cabbage (also, a fine food market, for a more, um, artisanal offer).

    My food Narnia is just past Preston

  • But, alack, Bailie Craigdallie, wine is drunk, comfits are eaten, and the gift is forgotten when the flavour is past away.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Do you remember the verjuice I put into the comfits, when old

    The Abbot

  • Upon the morrow succeeding the scene we have described, the disgraced favourite left the castle; and at breakfast-time the cautious old steward and Mrs. Lilias sat in the apartment of the latter personage, holding grave converse on the important event of the day, sweetened by a small treat of comfits, to which the providence of Mr. Wingate had added a little flask of racy canary.

    The Abbot


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