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confectioner

a person who makes or sells sweets or confections
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But two of the youngest soon grew tired, and both returned to town; two little girls sat down, and twined garlands, so they did not go either; and when the others reached the willow-tree, where the confectioner was, they said, "Now we are there!
They now let him go on alone; and as he went, his breast was filled more and more with the forest solitude; but he still heard the little bell with which the others were so satisfied, and now and then, when the wind blew, he could also hear the people singing who were sitting at tea where the confectioner had his tent; but the deep sound of the bell rose louder; it was almost as if an organ were accompanying it, and the tones came from the left hand, the side where the heart is placed.
Entering at last, he walked through the confectioner's shop to the back room, which was a sort of pastry-cook restaurant, merely raising his hat to the young lady who was serving there.
"I have often wondered," he said, "why there was a kind of a Christian air about this one confectioner's shop."
They sit for long evenings beside one another, and say: "Let us again become like little children and say, 'good God!'"--ruined in mouths and stomachs by the pious confectioners.
Will not tutors be also in request, and nurses wet and dry, tirewomen and barbers, as well as confectioners and cooks; and swineherds, too, who were not needed and therefore had no place in the former edition of our State, but are needed now?
Kraft, whose five-month battle for control of the confectioner was sealed earlier this month, had pledged last FOOD giant Kraft yesterday signalled the loss of up to 400 jobs by announcing the closure of a Cadbury factory - despite earlier promises to keep it open.
John Hatchett, the chairman of A'A the pension fund of UK confectioner Cadbury (LON:CBRY) has asked US food group Kraft (NYSE:KFT), the prospective new owner of the UK company, to offer details on how it intends to handle the fund's GBP482m (USD780m/EUR556m) deficit, The Times wrote on Wednesday.
SIXTY jobs have been lost at St Helens-based baker and confectioner John Pimblett & Sons after the firm was placed into administration.
Birmingham confectioner Cadbury has joined forces with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in India to take part in a collaborative research project to promote better cocoa cultivation.
The confectioner said Monday that it will close its 40 unprofitable direct outlets, but the number has increased with the addition of around 20 unprofitable franchise outlets.
But chairman John von Spreckelsen, the former Budgens chief executive appointed last June to revive the confectioner's fortunes, said yesterday it had strong growth potential.