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confect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v confect make into a confection "This medicine is home-confected"
    • v confect make or construct
    • n confect a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Confect A comfit; a confection. "At supper eat a pippin roasted and sweetened with sugar of roses and caraway confects ."
    • Confect To construct; to form; to mingle or mix. "Of this were confected the famous everlasting lamps and tapers.""My joys] are still confected with some fears."
    • Confect To prepare, as sweetmeats; to make a confection of. "Saffron confected in Cilicia."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • confect To make up or compound; especially, to make into sweetmeats.
    • confect To put together; construct; compose; form.
    • confect Confected; compounded.
    • n confect A preparation with sugar or honey, as of fruit, herbs, roots, and the like; a confection; a comfit; a sweetmeat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Confect kon′fekt fruit, &c., prepared with sugar: a sweetmeat: a comfit
    • v.t Confect to prepare: to preserve
    • v.t Confect to make a confection, in its various uses
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. confectus, p. p. of conficere, to prepare. See Comfit

Usage

In literature:

It contained a sticky sugary dozen of flattened confections, each molded round a short length of wooden splinter.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
A little of the confection of senna will do instead of this if desired.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
That jar was a mine of riches to the child, and those sweeties her pet confection.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
She ate no supper, although I prayed her to taste a new confection of mine own invention.
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
The dessert may consist of ices, fruit, pastry, or confections.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
He is to furnish us with some of those chocolate confections, with the name of our son, George Stanislaus, upon them.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
She dropped an absurd confection of a handkerchief on the floor, and he leaned over, returning it to her.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
The confection was packed in dainty white boxes and covered with paraffin paper.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Another, with a basket full of nut-shells, came to sell him confections.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Berrington could see the fruit and the flowers, the dainty confections and the costly wines.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Out on the porch was a girlish group laughing and jesting, sipping mead, and eating cake and confections.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Meanwhile the girl with the bag of coins had procured her confections, and was now counting her change.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
Each of them, if possible, is made to open and disclose some choice confection.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
No cupboards hung with confections.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
They were confected in Paris.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
She turns hash into a confection and liver and bacon into a delicacy.
"Mrs. Raffles" by John Kendrick Bangs
There were boxes of devilled eggs, each gold and white confection in a case of fringed white paper.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Pretty girls kissed their hands and blew the invisible confection toward the men in khaki.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Confection of roses A sufficiency.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
A bewildering confection in black and white claimed his attention.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In news:

Cirque Dreams' "Holidaze" is a spectacular, glittering theatrical confection created by visionary designer and director Neil Goldberg's Cirque Productions.
The company said it would go out of business if its striking Bakers and Confections Union members didn't return to work by 4 pm Thursday.
NORMAN — Professional, hand-made confections, a fancy word for candy in all of its most wonderfully delicious forms, are rare in Oklahoma.
Professional, hand-made confections, a fancy word for candy in all of its most wonderfully delicious forms, are rare in Oklahoma.
AMHERST — Shoppers in downtown Amherst are being greeted each Saturday afternoon by elves handing out morsels of confections during the holiday season.
From left, Crystal Campos and her children, Joel, 8, George, 5, and Margie, 6, make a confection similar to â sugar skulls,â but made of cream cheese and sugar.
"My Fair Lady," a confection of a film, had a touch of bitterness to the taste when it was made in 1964.
Every day in August, The Salt Lake Tribune staff will select a different frozen confection for readers to try.
Katy Perry is determined to milk every song, single and thereby dollar that she can from her smash 'Teenage Dream' and its re-released expanded edition, 'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.
Katy Perry enlists in the Marines in her new video for 'Part of Me,' a song from 'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection' (fans can preorder it here), where she celebrates her independence after a relationship gone bad.
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Competitors) freely admit it — the woman knows her confections and does a hell of a job.
Lynn Di Nino, "Ejectulation Confection".
Irresistible Confections' Halloween treat.
Lately, we have been trying to lighten the mood around the office with delicate bits of international confections.
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