wedding-cake


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wed·ding-cake

(wĕd′ĭng-kāk′)
adj.
Of or being a highly ornate architectural style.

[From the detailed decoration typical of wedding cakes.]
References in classic literature ?
When the painted canvas cover is clapped on the american line-tub, the boat looks as if it were pulling off with a prodigious great wedding-cake to present to the whales.
Whereas, it's my belief that if you was to pack a wedding-cake up in a tea-chest, or a turn-up bedstead, or a pickled salmon keg, or any unlikely thing, a woman would be sure to find it out directly.
It was a tawdry affair, all Cupids and cornucopias, like a third-rate wedding-cake.