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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANDIES

It is used for the icing of cake or the making of French candies.

He used to give her peanuts when he was in short jackets, and she used to halve her candies with him.

There were flowers, fruits and candies on the table, which was lighted with candles.

Under the table you'll find the candies, or else ask Fannie, there.

"Here are some nuts and candies for William John," she said.

"I could of boughten some candies," complained Microby Dandeline.

And that was made all of candies, the chairs and table of maple-sugar, and the couch of cocoanut.

Candies, if desired, can be stuck on with the icing sugar, etc.

They may be used to serve anything sweet, from jelly to candies.

And cake of every kind, and whipped cream and nuts and candies.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "crystalized sugar," from Old French çucre candi "sugar candy," ultimately from Arabic qandi, from Persian qand "cane sugar," probably from Sanskrit khanda "piece (of sugar)," perhaps from Dravidian (cf. Tamil kantu "candy," kattu "to harden, condense").

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.