short eats— «If your appetite grows during the day, you can stop at one of the many tea houses which dominate any town’s streets, and order “short eats,” a lovely collective noun for various snacks, such as small patties, spring rolls, samosas, fritters, and small desserts of spiced flours, coconut and cashew nuts.» —“It’s lush eating in Sri Lanka” by Patricia Stamp, Stephen Katz Globe and Mail (Toronto, Can.) Apr. 23, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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