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The sauce to use depends on the dessert that it is to accompany.

Other sauces, however, may be used with this dessert if desired.

The dessert was on the table before Clarence had done with the mammoth.

"Mendiants" are raisins and nuts, the nearest to dessert that at this season you could get at Garniers.

Pierre did not speak out until they were partaking of dessert.

When dessert came, he gave his guests wine that had been drugged.

The only dessert, a piece of Brie cheese, met with enormous success.

Then at dessert the children's future careers were gravely discussed.

At dessert Laurent placed his elbows on the table, and flatly asked her for 5,000 francs.

They were at dessert, and Madame Raquin had just run downstairs to serve a customer.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Middle French dessert (mid-16c.) "last course," literally "removal of what has been served," from desservir "clear the table," literally "un-serve," from des- "remove, undo" (see dis-) + Old French servir "to serve" (see serve (v.)).

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