from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cookery, a ball of shredded or chopped fish (especially salt codfish) and mashed potatoes, fried. Also fish-ball.
- n. The refuse of fishes, from which the oil or glue has been expressed, taken from the presses in large circular cakes shaped like a cheese.
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And according to the fish-cake site, they aren't grapes -- but don't panic!
At other times she was satisfied with a minute fish-cake, or a mere postage-stamp of thin bacon, particularly when she had to show by example how megalosaurian was the appetite of the frail Mrs. Gerald Tribe.
I went indoors and, after a short consultation with Harriet, came out again carrying a small round fish-cake on a spoon.
"How are you going to write a story about this place?" my boyfriend asked as he sipped cheap beer at a pub that served kimchi and fish-cake soup, as we watched South Koreans walk past to their homes.
"I know that when I get back home I shall never eat another fish-cake.
Mrs. Doria peevishly exclaimed, "Oh! fish-cake, I suppose!
They write: "Think of the menu at Sel de Mer, a new seafood-focused restaurant in the old Najeeb's space, as" a Mediterranean-meets-Long Island kind of thing, "says chef-owner Jeff Slagg: whole roasted dorade and three moules-frites preparations, but also steamers, fish-cake sliders, and fish and chips.