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.