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  • n. Alternative spelling of hasty pudding.

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Examples

  • They were so stupid that they gave into the most shallow ambuscades and artifices: witness that well-known ogre, who, because Jack cut open the hasty-pudding, instantly ripped open his own stupid waistcoat and interior.

    Roundabout Papers

  • I believe these card and dice ogres have died away almost as entirely as the hasty-pudding giants whom Tom Thumb overcame.

    Roundabout Papers

  • In their early days, the present generation of dalesmen fed almost exclusively upon oatmeal; either as ‘hasty-pudding,’ — that is,

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • However, only one or two of my guests were ever bold enough to stay and eat a hasty-pudding with me; but when they saw that crisis approaching they beat a hasty retreat rather, as if it would shake the house to its foundations.

    Walden

  • If one guest came he sometimes partook of my frugal meal, and it was no interruption to conversation to be stirring a hasty-pudding, or watching the rising and maturing of a loaf of bread in the ashes, in the meanwhile.

    Walden

  • I have, in a former letter, observed that the meal of this grain goes by the name polenta, and makes excellent hasty-pudding, being very nourishing, and counted an admirable pectoral.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Jack wanted to make the giant believe that he could eat as much as himself, so he contrived to button a leathern bag inside his coat, and slip the hasty-pudding into this bag, while he seemed to put it into his mouth.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • He then took hold of the knife, ripped up the leathern bag, and all the hasty-pudding tumbled out upon the floor.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • With which private criticism, each of the other, Tilly fell to stirring a hasty-pudding, and Mary sat her down before pen and paper.

    Ultima Thule

  • Take, by way of illustration, the enigmatical proverb, "He lets his hasty-pudding stand over night, hoping that it will learn to talk."

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

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