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pastie

/pay'stee/ An adhesive label designed to be attached to a key on a keyboard to indicate some non-standard character which can be accessed through that key. Pasties are likely to be used in APL environments, where almost every key is associated with a special character. A pastie on the R key, for example, might remind the user that it is used to generate the rho character. The term properly refers to nipple-concealing devices formerly worn by strippers in concession to indecent-exposure laws; compare tits on a keyboard.
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I used to loved their savoury flaky pasties (mince and tattie and cheese and onion, packed with cheese).
Someone had dropped half a pastie onto the pavement and the pigeons were feasting with great enjoyment; dancing around the spillage, throwing pastry into the air and snacking to their heart's content.
Newcastle University history student Ester Pink discovered that pasties, a staple of the likes of North East bakers Greggs, are thriving thousands of miles away.
"The Government's U-turn on the pastie tax has given a tax break to hot savouries but toasted sandwiches are still being penalised," said Mr Cameron.
HUNGRY Pete Lawer set a new record when he sank a staggering 32 Cornish pasties to win an eating competition.
Hungry customers leaving pubs, clubs and cinemas will be also able to get pasties and cakes when Greggs the bakers stays open late.
But Matt McCann of Wigan, where pies cost pounds 2.55, said of the Chelsea pastie: "I'd expect a shirt for that money!
But Matt McCann of Wigan, where pies cost pounds 1.70, said of the Chelsea pastie: "I'd expect a shirt for that money!
KON lasted an astounding 60 MINUTES of his debut before the close attentions of his marker, Traditional Pastie (6ins), led his new manager to take him off before he succumbed to another injury.
In 1968, Cornish dairy farmer Geoffrey Ginster began baking his own pasties from an old eggpacking barn in Callington, producing just 24 per day.
SNITTERFIELD are four points behind leaders Colebridge Pasties in Division One of the Stratford League, with the top two teams to meet in the last match of the season to decide the title.
Pasties, scones, shepherd's pie, roast beef and Yorkshires - it's a culinary tour of the UK courtesy of Barbra Streisand, who loves her British grub.