Pastiness


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Pastiness

 

the initial stage of edema of the subcutaneous tissue, when the normally visible contours of bones and muscles are smoothed over, but when pressing the skin with a finger leaves no indentation.

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Crab cakes ($10), though smallish, have good taste and, thankfully, lack the ubiquitous pastiness associated with overbreading.
The colour isn't particularly obvious, but is enough to get rid of any unsightly pastiness.
It's a super-moisturising after-sun that contains low levels of tanning agents that, though designed to boost and deepen a real tan, are ideal for knocking off any pastiness.
A warm tinted foundation will take away any pastiness from the skin tone.
A warm-tinted foundation takes any pastiness out of Sara's skin tone, leaving a smattering of sexy freckles.
50), although quite generous in portioning, possessed a slight pastiness in the skin.
But the gnocchi, made with potato flour (as it should be), possessed a heaviness and pastiness in each bite that tended to make the eating of this dish more work than enjoyment.
Citrin's corn and fava bean ragout, as an example, provides a worthy accompaniment to his free-range chicken plate ($25), even though accompanying truffled mashed potatoes possessed a disconcerting pastiness on one occasion.