from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pudding composed of flour and finely chopped beef suet, with raisins, currants, various spices, and wine, brandy, or rum.
  • n. See the extract.


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  • Because she's marrying into the highest possible society, Kate will not wear the traditional garter belt for William to seductively strip off her leg in between the Yorkshire and plum-pudding courses and toss to the present bachelors, according to early indications from royal watchers.

    Meredith C. Carroll: New Royal Wedding Details Unveiled

  • If you put out your hand to get a plum-pudding and shut it again, you could be sure it was a plum-pudding you had hold of.

    The South Pole~ Depot Journeys

  • One among them all, perhaps -- if they could be expected to eat Napoleon cakes at all after plum-pudding.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • Now I must tell you that these cakes were served after every man had put away a quarter of a plum-pudding.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • “Yes; when people live on poor vegetables instead of roast beef and plum-pudding, their jaws grow large, and their lips grow coarse, like the poor Paddies who eat potatoes.”

    The Water Babies

  • Lisa, your comment on mathematical analysis reminds me of Tovey: ... like making an exhaustive chemical analysis of a plum-pudding and omitting to ascertain that the cook had boiled it in a cloth

    Who Composes, 2

  • We will have roast pheasants and porter, plum-pudding and French wine.

    Vanity Fair

  • In happy schoolboys he revels; plum-pudding and holidays his needle has engraved over and over again; there is a design in one of the comic almanacs of some young gentlemen who are employed in administering to a schoolfellow the correction of the pump, which is as graceful and elegant as a drawing of Stothard.

    George Cruikshank

  • Hungry — she took out a cold fowl, some slices of ham, bread, salt, and a most delicious piece of cold plum-pudding, and a little glass of brandy afterwards.

    The Rose and the Ring

  • There was a very simple-minded Quaker, with a large hat, who had evidently been browsing on the heather in the north all his life, and on this occasion a fine plum-pudding, swimming in lighted brandy, was put upon the table at second course.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton


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