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  • The fruit – pie maker still continued to visit the old room, but he took to smoking cigars, and began to call himself a pastrycook, and to read the papers.

    Sketches by Boz

  • The young ladies who were selected to show off on the occasion, and do credit to the establishment, practised incessantly, much to their own satisfaction, and greatly to the annoyance of the lame old gentleman over the way; and a constant correspondence was kept up, between the Misses Crumpton and the Hammersmith pastrycook.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Bussorah, who turned pastrycook after he was set down in his drawers at the gate of Damascus; cobblers are all Mustaphas, and in the habit of sewing up people cut into four pieces, to whom they are taken blind-fold.

    A Christmas Tree

  • The pastrycook knew who was on his books, and in that knowledge could be calm, with a few glass cylinders of dowager peppermint – drops in his window, and half – a – dozen ancient specimens of currant – jelly.

    Little Dorrit

  • ‘Former pastrycook and Muffin – maker, much respected;’ introducing gravestone.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • We handed over to him that curiosity, smiling at the enthusiasm of the honest gentleman who could admire what to us was as unpalatable as a tart to a pastrycook.

    The Newcomes

  • The good-natured chief pastrycook filled a copper basin with greasy puffs; and, dipping a dubious ladle into a large cauldron, containing several gallons of syrup, poured a liberal portion over the cakes, and invited us to eat.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • Close to the door by which we entered they were making pastry for the sultanas; and the chief pastrycook, who knew my guide, invited us courteously to see the process, and partake of the delicacies prepared for those charming lips.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • We thanked the smiling chief pastrycook, and rewarded him handsomely for the tarts.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • My young friend had intended this, but his dinner had run itself away to cold round balls and coloured forms from the pastrycook.

    The Small House at Allington

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