from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of light cake to be eaten with tea or at the meal called tea.


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  • Despite his busy lifestyle, every morning he served her a cup of tea in bed with a toasted Scottish tea-cake spread with blackcurrant jam – all good SCWS produce.

    Family life

  • We kibbutzed kibbitzed, we typed, and we shared her very tasty tea-cake.


  • He has just gonged, no doubt to order another buttered tea-cake!

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • I glance judiciously and catch him biting at a round of hot buttered tea-cake, with his eyes on me.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • They seemed to have taken up that position, as far apart as the seat would permit, so that they need not look at each other too much; and they were eating and drinking rather than talking — Soames with his air of despising the tea-cake as it disappeared, Jolyon of finding himself slightly amusing.

    In Chancery

  • It had been one of the original sins of Camilla and Arabella French that they would declare at her tea-table that they had dined late and could not eat tea-cake.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • The dumpy lady with the broad back ate tea-cake incessantly; the two daughters looked scornful, as though they were above their company with reference to the five pupils; and the five pupils themselves sat in a row with the utmost propriety, each with her hands crossed on her lap before her.

    Tales of all countries

  • The tea-things were already laid, and the tea-cake was already baked; for it would at any rate be necessary to give Mr. Dunn his tea.

    Tales of all countries

  • Charan adored the clotted cream, as did Sia and Singhe; the latter swarmed up her skirt into her lap to lick their paws and faces clean as Rajah picked at the last tea-cake.

    The Serpent's Shadow

  • Soon they were all sitting round the tea-table at Kirrin Cottage, and their Aunt Fanny was handing round plates of her nicest scones and tea-cake.

    Five Fall Into Adventure


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