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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The willow-herb, Epilobium hirsutum.

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  • Poor Mrs. Sprowle was fighting the party over in her dream; and as the visionary custard-cups crashed down through one lobe of her brain into another, she gave a start as if an inch of lightning from a quart

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • Mix this thoroughly with the bread and place in well-buttered custard-cups.

    Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes

  • Bring the cream to the boiling-point, and pour it very gradually to the other ingredients, and beat the mixture till nearly cold; put it into custard-cups, place the cups in a deep dish of boiling water, where let them remain till quite cold.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Bring the cream to the boiling-point, and pour it very gradually to the other ingredients, and beat the mixture till nearly cold; put it into custard-cups, place the cups in a deep dish of boiling water, where let them remain till quite cold.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Poor Mrs. Sprowle was fighting the party over in her dream; and as the visionary custard-cups crashed down through one lobe of her brain into another, she gave a start as if an inch of lightning from a quart Leyden jar had jumped into one of her knuckles with its sudden and lively poonk!

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Poor Mrs. Sprowle was fighting the party over in her dream; and as the visionary custard-cups crashed down through one lobe of her brain into another, she gave a start as if an inch of lightning from a quart Leyden jar had jumped into one of her knuckles with its sudden and lively poonk!

    Elsie Venner

  • The dancing in general was ceremonious, and the music rather solemn -- a little like church music in fact -- but after the custard-cups, Mr Feeder told Mr

    Dombey and Son

  • Mr Feeder, after imbibing several custard-cups of negus, began to enjoy himself.

    Dombey and Son

  • Such a circumstance, Mr Feeder said aloud, as had never happened in the case of any former young gentleman within his experience; but it would be difficult to say if this were sober fact or custard-cups.

    Dombey and Son

  • A little boy returning from the city, several miles, with a basket of empty custard-cups, the contents of which he had probably sold at the depot.

    Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 1

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