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- another term for clabber
- ‘She also makes a fine bonny-clabber and black pudding.’
- ‘Slip is bonny-clabber without its acidity, and so delicate is its flavor that many persons like it just as well as ice cream.’
- ‘‘To think I would be longing for the taste of bonny-clabber,’ said fifteen-year-old Owen’
- ‘Do not let the milk of human kindness in your heart turn to bonny-clabber.’
- ‘I've never seen clabber (never heard it called ‘bonny clabber’) on sale, but I do retain dim memories of having drunk or eaten some.’
Early 17th century: from Irish bainne clabair, denoting thick milk for churning.
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