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, pastil
1. an aromatic substance burnt to fumigate the air
2. Med a small coated paper disc formerly used to estimate the dose or intensity of radiation (esp of X-rays): it changes colour when exposed
3. a variant of pastel (sense 1)



a confection prepared by beating sugar and egg white into fruit puree (whipped pastille). The porous, foamy mass is usually thickened by blending it with a hot, sticky, gelatigenous syrup made from sugar, starch syrup, and agar (gum pastille) or with a fruit-jelly paste (boiled pastille). Individual pastilles are then formed from the resulting gelled, foamy mass. Depending on the type of pastilles being made, the finished products are left to stand or to dry at high temperatures, either before or after forming. Pastilles must be stored at a relative humidity of 75–80 percent and at a temperature no higher than 20°C.

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The Pastil chair is very comfortable, stylish and great fun,' said Hanna, 28.
Calippo became one of our fastest moving items, while Twister and Rowntrees Fruit Pastil lollies also did reasonably well this year.
Again it was the old favourites, such as Calippo, Solero, Fruit Pastil lolly and the standard own label lollies that sold well.
The Pastil line is a first on the market and we could draw upon other sugar based confectionery, but our aim is to build ice cream in other areas.
840727 Solid and liquid non medical food substances of plant origin to vitalize the immunity of the organism and invigorate health in the form of powdered mixtures, drops, syrups, gels, creams, tablets, fizzy tablets, pastils, coated tablets, capsules, bonbons, jelly, powders, all for non-medical purposes, coffee and coffee substitutes, cereal flakes and other grain products for human nutrition, muesli, teas; all included in Class 30.