from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rich sweet cake made for evening parties.


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  • One of those strawberries is a meal for those young ladies, behind the counter; they nibble off a little from the side, and if they are very hungry, which can scarcely ever happen, they are allowed to go to the crystal canisters and take out a rout-cake or macaroon.

    A Little Dinner at Timmins’s


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