from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A confection of figs; a national sweetmeat of Turkey and Greece.
  • n. A pink or white confection consisting of squares of a semi-transparent sweetish paste dusted with fine white sugar.


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  • The tails went next, along with some percussion caps and cough candy, and some fig-paste from Constantinople.

    Digesting Good Literature

  • This is a Dutch lugger from Samarcand, laden with raisins and fig-paste and lichi nuts and cream dates.

    The Merryweathers

  • "Are you fond of hunting?" asked Atossa, delicately taking a little piece of white fig-paste.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • The kaffeji, in loose white garments and a fez, presently brought out a polished brass tray, bearing the requisite number of tiny cups and two little white saucers filled with pieces of loukoum-rahat, the Turkish national sweetmeat, commonly called by schoolboys fig-paste.

    Paul Patoff

  • Greek, and my lady is locked up on bread and water, or fig-paste, or Turkish Delight, and all is over.

    The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women

  • "I have no fig-paste, but wouldn't fresh doughnuts do as well, O man of blood?

    The Merryweathers

  • "I delight in it -- the fig-paste is not so good as it used to be -- there is a new confectioner.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster


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