- skip - Brewer’s

Gingerbread

.

The best used to be made at Grantham, and Grantham gingerbread was as much a locution as Everton toffy, or tuffy as we used to call it in the first half of the nineteenth century.

To get the gilt off the gingerbread. To appropriate all the fun or profit and leave the caput mortuum behind. In the first half of the nineteenth century gingerbread cakes were profusely decorated with gold-leaf or Dutch-leaf, which looked like gold.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Gillies Hill
Gillyflower (g soft)
Gilpin (John)
Gilt (g hard)
Gilt-edge Investments
Giltspur Street (West Smithfield)
Gimlet Eye (g hard)
Gimmer (g soft)
Gin Sling
Ginevra (g soft)
Gingerbread
Gingerbread (g soft)
Gingerbread Husbands
Gingerly
Gingham
Ginnunga Gap
Giona (g soft)
Giotto
Giovanni (Don)
Gipsy (g soft)
Gipsy (The)