Kissing comfit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kissing comfit a perfumed sugarplum to sweeten the breath.
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Usage

In literature:

Phial of cachous, kissing comfits, in her satchel.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The celebrated "kissing comfits" were sugar-plums, once extensively used by fashionable persons to make the breath sweet.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
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