from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sweetmeat for children, made by melting sugar, butter, and treacle together. When it is cooling and rather stiff, it is drawn out into pieces.


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  • One of them had stripped hia jacket of all its buttons as a deposit on some _tom-trot_, which the house had promised to supply on the following day; and we regret to say, there are whispers of other transactions of a similar character.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, July 17, 1841


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