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- n. candy, confectionery
- n. crystals of sucrose
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. sugar clarified and concreted or crystallized; candy made from sugar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sugar clarified and concreted or crystallized. Compare candy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
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I already had collected some such info from Maureen: his car (a royal-blue Monte Carlo with black vinyl roof and a vanity plate that read DOCYNG), his license plate state (Virginia), and the fact that he skiied and had done so at Mount Snow one spring weekend and brought back the next workday a large boxed assortment of maple sugar candy that he left on the coffee table in the break room for everyone to enjoy.
Slugs, you know - and the difficulty of getting linen properly darned - and not being able to get sugar candy for making my damson gin.
I had Dr. Young bursting into that office, which would be new and on the top floor, to present her with her own large box of maple sugar candy and to confess his love for her.