[Sca-Cooks] Pasties in OED--- Long
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Fri Jul 27 17:31:12 PDT 2007
As Master A. requested here are the entries from the OED.
Hope this helps Johnnae
*pastie* p/e/enticons/macr.gif/i.sti. (Chiefly pl.) A covering for the
nipple of a strip-teaser's breast.*
1961* /Washington Post/ 17 May A3/6 Miss Mason was lying on the floor
with nothing on except the scantiest of brassieres, known in the trade
*1975* /New Society/ 23 Oct. 198/3 Go-go dancers in New York are not
allowed to dance completely nude; they wear g-strings and mini bras or
nipple-covering `pasties'... For the dancers to get a tip, the `pasties'
usually have to come off.
Gotta love the English. OK looking under paste
*paste* p/e/enticons/macr.gif/ist, sb. Also 4-8 past, 5-6 paast, 6
payst(e, 6-7 paist. [a. OFr. /paste/ (13th c. in Littré), mod.Fr; /pâte/
= Pr., Sp., Ital. /pasta/:-Com. Romanic /pasta/ (instanced in L. in a
medical sense `a small square piece of a medical preparation', Marc.
Empir. /c/ 400), generally supposed to be ad. Gr.
/pa///enticons/acute.gif/sth//, also pl. /pasta///enticons/acute.gif/,
pastai//enticons/acute.gif/ barley porridge, sb. uses of
/pasto///enticons/acute.gif/j// sprinkled. ]
*1. *Cookery. *a. *Flour moistened with water or milk and kneaded,
dough; esp. (now only) with addition of butter, lard, suet, or the like,
as used in making pastry, etc.
*1377* Langl. /P. Pl./ B. xiii. 250 Þanne wolde I be prest.;paste [/v.
rr/. past, paast] for to make, And buxome and busy aboute bred and drynke.
*1390* Gower /Conf./ I. 294 The levein of the bred, Which soureth all
*C. 1430* /Two Cookery-bks./ 45 Make fayre past..and keuere þin cofyns
with þe same past;
*Also there's paste-meat*, pastry; *paste-pin*, a wooden pin for rolling
paste, a rolling-pin
*paste-wife*, a woman who made and sold `pastes' (sense 7) and other
articles of female attire (obs.). · *1550* Crowley /Epigr./ 32 Her
mydle braced in, as smal as a wande..some b[u]y wastes of wyre at the
*paste wyfes hande. 1570 pastewife
*pasty* p/enticons/ipa305.gif.sti, p/e/enticons/macr.gif/i.sti, , , sb.
Forms: 4-5 pastee, paste, 4-6 pastey, 5 -eye, -ay, 5-7 pastie, 6 -ye, 5-
pasty. [ME. /pastee/, a. OFr. /pastée/ adj. of ppl. form (L. type
/*pasta/enticons/macr.gifta/), from Rom. /pasta/ paste i.e.
something made of or with paste. OFr. had also the corresp. masc.
/pasté/ (L. type /*pasta/enticons/macr.giftum/), whence perh. ME. /pasté/. ]
*a. *Formerly, a pie, consisting usually of venison or other meat
seasoned and enclosed in a crust of pastry, and baked without a dish; a
meat-pie. Now usu. a small pastry turnover containing meat and
vegetables (see Cornish pasty), or fruit. Also transf.
* *A. 1300* /Land Cokayne/ 54 in /E.E.P./ (1862) 157 Al of pasteiis
beþ þe walles, Of fleis, of fisse, and rich met;
* *C. 1300* /Havelok/ 644 Bred an chese, butere and milk, Pastees
* *C. 1386* Chaucer /Cook's Prol./ 22 Many a pastee hastow laten blood.
* *1390* Gower /Conf./ II. 208 And bad ordeine for here mete Tuo
* *C. 1460* J. Russell /Bk. Nurture/ 490 Venesoun bake,..Kut it in
* *1525* Ld. Berners /Froiss./ II. cxiii. 325 Botelles of wyne..and
pastyes of samonde, troutes, and eyls.
* *1659-60* Pepys /Diary/ 6 Jan., The venison pasty was palpable
beef, which was not handsome.
Here comes the Cornish mention-- note the date.
* *1877* /N. & Q;/ 14 Apr. 297 /The Divisions of an Orange/... The
word `pasty' is used in Cornwall, from the likeness to the shape
of the Cornish pasty baked without a dish.
Pasty meaning Pastry as in *pasty-crust*, *-lid*, *-maker*, *-wench*.
· *1311* /Letter Bk. D City of London/ lf. 133 b, Ricardus filius
Gregorii le Pastemakere attachiatus..pro eo quod indictatur in Warda de
Bisshoppesgate quod ipse est noctivagus.
· *C. 1460* J. Russell /Bk. Nurture/ 631 Open þe pastey lid;
· *1562* Turner /Baths/ 14 Beware of..pies and pasticrustes and all
· *1584* Cogan /Haven Health/ iv. (1636) 27 Hard crusts, and
Pasticrusts, doe engender adust choller.
· *1631* /Celestina/ xv. 166 That old pasty-wench.
Pasty as pasty faced seems to be 17^th century.
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