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- Australian term for candyfloss
- ‘We walked around all the side shows together, eating fairy floss and laughing.’
- ‘The beach road has certainly changed since I was there last, but the vendors were just the same, pestering us with fairy floss, wooden planes, sunglasses, hammocks, som tum, tod mun pla and ice creams.’
- ‘In keeping with tradition, fairy floss was a popular treat at the family concert.’
- ‘He then used fairy floss to wrap a crisp, deep-fried skeleton of red mullet, produced some grilled vegetable jellies, and created a pea soup whose top half was hot and whose bottom half was cold.’
- ‘For many the Alice Springs Show provides the one day of the year when they over-indulge in fairy floss, waffles and side show alley.’
- ‘She introduced herself as our volunteer guide - and, indeed, she had that unmistakable volunteer look: ageless, with powdered, parchmenty skin, white hair like fairy floss, grey glassy eyes behind thin metal-rimmed spectacles.’
- ‘The afternoon will also feature a visit from Santa, Carols by Candlelight, a jumping castle and fairy floss for kids, a colouring-in competition and more.’
- ‘She was blonde, and her hair was like whitish-yellow fairy floss.’
- ‘But, down below, the Prater was alive, with its booths and rides, the sausages, the beer, the chips, the kebabs and the fairy floss, the ghost train, the big dipper roller coaster.’
- ‘But it is a classy form of fairy floss - pleasant, tasty, but sadly forgettable.’
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