from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crisp sweet cake or pastry; something brittle made of nuts, as peanut brittle, etc.
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But with the same buoyant faith she brought to the task of mastering the croquant, Katie is sure she can get it done.
Iced cherry parfait with cherry frangipane and almond croquant brought up the rear.
In my childhood I got so familiar with the local farmers they nicknamed me Jacquou le croquant, Jacques the peasant, from a famous novel.
And as to desserts, new additions include a cream with forest fruits, croquant, rum and chocolate mousse sauce.
Mit les plaideurs d’accord en croquant l’un et l’autre.
"I liked bonbons too in those days, Miss Eyre, and I was croquant -- (overlook the barbarism) croquant chocolate comfits, and smoking alternately, watching meantime the equipages that rolled along the fashionable streets towards the neighbouring opera-house, when in an elegant close carriage drawn by a beautiful pair of English horses, and distinctly seen in the brilliant city-night, I recognised the" voiture "I had given Céline.