syllabub

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n syllabub sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor
    • n syllabub spiced hot milk with rum or wine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Syllabub Same as Syllabub.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n syllabub Same as sillibub.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Syllabub sil′a-bub Same as Sillibub.
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Usage

In literature:

Oh, this universal syllabub of philanthropic twaddle!
"Latter-Day Pamphlets" by Thomas Carlyle
They were all whipped syllabub.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
Dundreary, do you know what syllabubs are?
"Our American Cousin" by Tom Taylor
SYLLABUB, OR WHIPT CREAM.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
One of them was frothed like a syllabub.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
There was a dirge sung over the syllabub, no doubt.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
I saw Mrs. Carrington whipping syllabub on her back porch as we passed.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
He has gradually taken more custard every day, and began to attend to some new play things, and takes wine syllabub.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
There were apple puffs, and syllabubs, and half-a-dozen different kinds of preserves.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
She done tol' me ter say she wouldn't have back that extry syllabub on her name fer nothin'.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
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In poetry:

All this is now o'er, and so dismal my loss is,
So hard 'tis to part from the smack of the thong,
That I mean (from pure love for the old whipping process)
To take to whipt syllabub all my life long.
"Epistle Of Condolence From A Slave-Lord To A Cotton-Lord" by Thomas Moore
Charles the Second, enraged at the villainous deed,
Tried to turn out old Cromwell, but could not succeed;
But he mastered young Dick, and then cooled his own wrath
In syllabub, trifle, and fillagree broth.
"The Round Table or, King Arthur's Feast" by Thomas Love Peacock