fairy floss

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fairy floss (uncountable)

  1. (Australia) Heated sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick.
    • 2009, Rex Ellis, Chapter 3: Cocklebiddy, the Sydney Show and Kybo Station, Go with the Flow, page 25,
      The girls were already bagging fairy floss, and stockpiling it as fast as they could.
    • 2005, Liane Moriarty, The Last Anniversary, page 282,
      Sophie hands an impatient child a stick of fairy floss and sees Grace walk by, pushing the baby in his stroller.
    • 2011, Jacqueline Delaney, Professor Yish Kabibble in the Curse of the Scruttles, page 22,
      Sergeant Snottle pulled out from under his long black chest plate a piece of pink and blue fairy floss.

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