Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cake containing raisins, currants, and often other fruit.

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Examples

  • Let who will eat plum-cake and swill hot coffee -- heartburn and other troubles are often the result of this kind of refreshment.

    The South Pole~ Plan and Preparations

  • “Lord and Lady Tiptoff,” and a great piece of plum-cake; of which, I am sorry to say, Gus ate a great deal too much.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • On the ‘beaufet’ against the wall stood probably the only object which would have attracted the eye of a local stranger in an otherwise ordinarily furnished room, a great plum-cake guarded as if it were a curiosity by a glass shade of the kind seen in museums — square, with a wooden back like those enclosing stuffed specimens of rare feather or fur.

    A Changed Man

  • In the parsle was a hansume piece of plum-cake, with a deal of sugar.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Adolphus is so fond of plum-cake, the darling child!

    The Wolves and the Lamb

  • Perhaps the poet was too ill by then to do the reading, but i take her point: his "rich soft, plum-cake tones," "pure and strong, the words perfectly articulated, not a single misstep or hesitation," were a trademark of the man.

    Archive 2004-06-01

  • ‘Then hand round the plum-cake, Monster,’ the Lion said, lying down and putting his chin on this paws.

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Let who will eat plum-cake and swill hot coffee — heartburn and other troubles are often the result of this kind of refreshment.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • Then he saw that someone had cut a huge slice of the plum-cake and he rose to his feet in anger.

    The Adventurous Four Again

  • A rich dark plum-cake stood on a plate, and a tin of peaches had been opened.

    The Adventurous Four Again

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  • The R.A.E. would prefer you to refer to this moist delicacy as bizcocho. Which sounds more like a travelling salesman's rental car, but what can you do?

    March 24, 2009