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  • n. a tart spicy quality
  • n. the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting


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  • Chorizo: the famous paprika sausage of Spain this one needs no cooking, not to be confused with Mexican Chorizo, which is raw it is wider in gauge and therefore more moist than the chorizos I have had before in America, pointing out the way the fat studding it translates the piquantness of the cure.

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  • A decomposition of the tastes of afternoon tea sandwiches, clever for touches like a smooth frozen ingredient being the bread, and the piquantness of pickled herring being softened by cream, with the work of tearing it taken out of the equation.


  • In its place is sake bringing a sweeter thinness to tomato juice with a smooth puréed texture, the sweet piquantness of pink peppercorns pairing better with the sake than black would.

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  • “The stormy times of the recent insurrection in Matabeleland are described with a piquantness which will ensure the book becoming a favourite.” — _Liverpool Courier_.

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  • He said the tex­ture of the meat was great and it married well with the piquantness of the sauce. - Go


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