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- archaic variant of Pontefract cake
- ‘The original name for these small tablets of liquorice is a pomfret cake, after the old Norman name for Pontefract.’
- ‘Also known as Pomfret cakes, Pontefract cakes are sweets; squishy little coins of liquorice.’
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