from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose occupation is the making of pastry.
  • n. In England, one who keeps a restaurant.


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  • Socrates then constructs an analogy: a doctor brought to trial against a pastry-cook, before a jury of children.

    Ancient & modern

  • A young pastry-cook who had been to college, and who had mustered some phrases from Cicero, gave himself airs one day about loving his country.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The young pastry-cook knew not how to reply; and a person of reflection, who overheard the conversation, was led to infer that a country of moderate extent may contain many millions of men who have no country at all.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And that same aristocracy, lording it today in the Faubourg Saint – Germain, has done worse — has been merchant, usurer, pastry-cook, farmer, and shepherd.

    Eve and David

  • Peyrade felt the blow all the more keenly because, being greedy and a libertine, he had found himself, with regard to women, in the position of a pastry-cook who loves sweetmeats.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Vain fool! and he sends off to the pastry-cook in Great Russell Street or Baker

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • She was quite faint, for she had taken nothing that morning but the glass of water which the pastry-cook in the Strand had given her, and was forced to take hold of the railings of a house for support just as

    Mens Wives

  • No first-rate pastry-cook could long remain obscure in any town, to say nothing of having to appeal to posterity.

    The Art of Literature

  • She offered to them good, honest household cake made of currants and flour and eggs and sweetmeat, but they would feed themselves on trashy wafers from the shop of the Barchester pastry-cook, on chalk and gum and adulterated sugar.

    Barchester Towers

  • Entering at last, he walked through the confectioner's shop to the back room, which was a sort of pastry-cook restaurant, merely raising his hat to the young lady who was serving there.

    The Father Brown Omnibus


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