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  • Will these canals be lined with ghats, like those steps found in the holy city of Varanasi, on which pilgrims descend to “launch religious offerings of sweet-meats, fruit and flowers downstream on a small straw mat” without wading through fecal matter, garbage and strange odors?

    The New Hydrological Temples of Modern India

  • Will these canals be lined with ghats, like those steps found in the holy city of Varanasi, on which pilgrims descend to “launch religious offerings of sweet-meats, fruit and flowers downstream on a small straw mat” without wading through fecal matter, garbage and strange odors?

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Hargrave was very urgent with me to take some of the sweet-meats, and to drink aglass of the wine: but I had neither stomach nor will to touch either.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • The ladies of our party found excellent quarters in readiness for them at the Greek convent in the city; where airy rooms, and plentiful meals, and wines and sweet-meats delicate and abundant, were provided to cheer them after the fatigues of their journey.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • In order to give it the more eclat, every table is to be furnished with sweet-meats and nosegays; which, however, are not to be touched till notice is given by the ringing of a bell, and then the ladies may help themselves without restriction.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • They are very proper for tarts, or to eat as sweet-meats.

    English Housewifery

  • Many of these houses were roadside chayas, or tea-houses, and nearly all sold sweet-meats, dried fish, pickles, mochi, or uncooked cakes of rice dough, dried persimmons, rain hats, or straw shoes for man or beast.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Wine, tea and sweet-meats were produced at each house.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Just as every cadet or officer when in a fort regularly drinks porter, plays cards, and discusses the rewards given for taking part in the expeditions, so in the Cossack villages he regularly drinks chikhir with his hosts, treats the girls to sweet-meats and honey, dangles after the Cossack women, and falls in love, and occasionally marries there.

    The Cossacks

  • Not many minutes later a messenger handed in the fruit, flowers and sweet-meats which the JUSTIZRAT never failed to provide; and, shortly after, Mamsell Mimi herself arrived in person to decorate and arrange.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg

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