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  • n. Confectionery, candy.
  • n. Plural form of sweet.
  • n. A term of endearment; sweetheart.


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  • Two young girls, having been given some money to buy sweets from the corner shop.

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  • The old ones were offered sacrificed animals, entertained and fed in exchange for gifts of sweets from the underworld.

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  • I remember that I got lost coming back to her house once and went back down to the main road and crossed the footbridge to get some sweets from the garage in case I was out a long time.

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  • Now, although this book could certainly provide guidelines for someone wanting to enter the pastry field, it is also an excellent read for those who are interested in sweets and baking.

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  • The seeds are used in sweets as well, including the pumpkin and sesame seed candy called pepitoria, which resembles a nut brittle.

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  • However, it strikes me as an illustration of a far more important principle too: it's only in having a symbol to react to rather than the thing itself that the innate response, the automatic grab for the bowl with more sweets, is circumvented.

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  • Corey, well the falafel was followed by some sweets from a nearby bakery which I hadn't confessed to, so there was definitely no more room left

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  • The most obvious aphrodisiac connected to sweets is chocolate so I thought I would travel down a different road and make a classic Banana Cream Pie.

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  • And the owner would measure out the sweets from a glass jar into his scales and pop them in a white paper bag.

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  • There were crowds outside the cinemas; and, Ramadan though it was, people were buying pistachio nuts and sweets from the confiseries — so called — that were open.

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  • Lollies, confectionery… yum! Oh, that would be candy too.

    November 12, 2008

  • what my dad calls my mom

    December 6, 2006