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  • Nobody but Jennings shared Bertha's hallucination that she could cook, and he was the recipient of special dishes, such delicacies as cup-custard, and toast.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

  • Her dinner pail swung from her right hand, and she had a blissful consciousness of the two soda biscuits spread with butter and syrup, the baked cup-custard, the doughnut, and the square of hard gingerbread.

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

  • I'd stick round and try to get some sense into the cup-custard she called her brain.

    Ma Pettengill

  • "She shall have a cup-custard to-morrow," returned the housekeeper.


  • One of our fellows heard Stoute telling the doctor about it; and Fatty was so tickled that he shook just like a freshly-baked cup-custard.

    Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim


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  • Idabel Christie likes the fudge cup-custard, but I can't resist the prune spin.

    —Dorothy Parker, 'The Bolt behind the Blue'

    November 12, 2008