from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stiff kind of flour-pudding containing raisins and boiled in a bag: a favorite sea-dish.


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  • "'Mr Pullings, a bosun's chair, if you please, a whip for the dunnage, and pass the word for the children.'

    "The cry ran through the ship 'Children aft — children report to the Captain — all children aft' and Jack's two little girls came running from the galley, grasping massy half-eaten slabs of cold plum-duff, followed by George, their younger brother, in his first pair of pantaloons, carried by a hairy quartermaster."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 24-25

    February 11, 2008