from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a wafer: as, a wafery thinness.
  • noun Wafers collectively; pastry; cakes.


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  • It was not till comparatively recent times that the wafery, a special department of the royal kitchen, where the confectionery and pastry were prepared, was discontinued.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • "Allow me," said Mr. Raleigh, taking her plate and bringing it back directly with a wafery slice of bread and a quaking tumulus of jelly.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • "You ought to remember we're not used to these things," Wally protested, waving away a strange erection of cream, icing and wafery pastry.

    Back to Billabong

  • Then lemonade and wafery little cakes were brought in, that the puzzlers might refresh themselves.

    Patty's Friends

  • I believe that every eye in the room followed them and watched till they curled and crinkled into black, wafery ashes.

    Rupert of Hentzau

  • At Easter the clerk used to leave at the house of each pew-holder a packet of Easter cakes -- thin wafery biscuits, not unlike

    The Parish Clerk

  • This was none of your stand-up, wafery, bread and butter teas, but a thorough-going, sit-down supper, and all settled themselves with a smiling satisfaction, prophetic of great powers and an equal willingness to employ them.


  • Kit Kat Wasabi is creamy and wafery, just like a regular Kit Kat bar.

    Wifely Steps

  • The inside is, of course, the classic Ferrero wafery orb, and within that we have a machine-injected blob of chocolatey creamy stuff which also disappears fairly rapidly.



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  • I don't waffle on issues, but I do wafer.

    October 10, 2008

  • Argh!

    Good one.

    October 10, 2008