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[mass noun] Hardened sugar syrup drawn out into long filaments and used to make candyfloss or as a decoration for sweet dishes.
- ‘In the kitchen he began to work wonders with spun sugar.’
- ‘Tara popped the last piece in her mouth, savoring the sweetness as the spun sugar melted on her tongue.’
- ‘Then came the sweet: an enormous confection covered with spun sugar.’
- ‘Drizzle some sauce around the dish and garnish with spun sugar.’
- ‘It always snowed the day before the Winter Solstice, wrapping the town in thick drifts that sparkled like spun sugar.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.