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- n. doughnut traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday
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Henry Wasserman diffidently intimated that there was a curious but satisfactory element of safety in being last -- a "fastnacht" in their language, in fact.
Since these regulations affected mainly the clergy, we find the name carnis privium sacerdotum and in Germany herren fastnacht.
Everybody else gits there first, and it's nossing for the fastnacht but weeping and wailing and gnashing of the teeth.
Billy Joel song, never eaten a Yocco's hotdog and have no idea what a fastnacht is.