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A trademark for a semisolid cosmetic or theatrical makeup pressed into a flat cake and usually applied with a damp sponge.
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n., v. -caked, -cak•ing. n.
1. a thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan; griddlecake or flapjack.
2. Also called pan′cake land`ing. an airplane landing made by pancaking.
3. (of an airplane) to drop flat to the ground after leveling off a few feet above it.
4. Informal. to flatten, esp. as the result of a mishap.
5. to cause (an airplane) to pancake.


a brand of cosmetic in a semimoist cake of compressed powder, usu. applied with a moist sponge.
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Besides tea and coffee, cheese, honey, butter, pan-cakes of various kinds (the lady of the house loved these best), cutlets, and so on, there was generally strong beef soup, and other substantial delicacies.
"The diaphragm is the greatest invention since Pan-Cake makeup."
I stole Max Factor Pan-Cake foundation, which was all-in-one: you just wet a sponge, and you put it on, and done.
...The first foundation available to buy in the shops was Max Factor's Pan-Cake. It was originally used on film actresses, who loved it so much they wanted to use the product at home too.

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