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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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"Why, my little coz," said he, "I have come across to tell you that I live above the barber's in the Rue de la Tour, and that there is a venison pasty in the oven and two flasks of the right vintage on the table.
The venison pasty soon disappeared, and the roast pheasant flew at as lively a rate as ever the bird itself had sped.
"A hungry man must be fed," quoth he, "so, sweet chuck, I help myself without leave." But the Cook did not lag far behind, for straightway his hands also were deeply thrust within the goodly pasty. After this, neither of them spoke further, but used their teeth to better purpose.
Little John, also, had enough, for he pushed the pasty aside, as though he would say, "I want thee by me no more, good friend." Then he took the pottle of sack, and said he, "Now, good fellow, I swear by all that is bright, that thou art the stoutest companion at eating that ever I had.
The sago pasty, the artocarpus bread, some mangoes, half a dozen pineapples, and the liquor fermented from some coco-nuts, overjoyed us.
Mr Dennis, having by this time succeeded in extricating from his hat a great mass of pasty, which had been wedged in so tightly that it was not easily got out, put it before him; and Hugh, having borrowed a notched and jagged knife from one of the company, fell to work upon it vigorously.
"There's now a local pastie makers guild, an international pasty festival every October and the world's only pastie museum ." The focus of Ester's expedition was how migrant communities adapt while maintaining their own identity.
gg IT'S a bit saucy that Greggs has been sneakily shrinking the size of its pastries and pies after the way the public supported it in its recent battle over the pasty tax.
The new lines are: Beef & Vegetable Pasty, created using tender Beef with Potatoes and Swede in a flaky puff pastry Cheese & Onion Slice--Rich Cheddar Cheese and Onion in a flaky puff pastry Steak Slice.
LEADING pasty and pie producers in Wales have welcomed the UK Government's U-turn on increasing the rate of VAT on some of the country's best selling food products.
PROPOSALS to introduce a "pasty tax" have led to a major row, as ministers come under fire.
HUNDREDS of bakers led by Greggs Chief Executive Ken McMeiken (centre) and Mike Hollings (left), of the National Association of Master Bakers, protest outside Downing Street during a day of action over the controversial pasty tax The action, organised by the high street chain and National Association of Master Bakers and the Cornish Pasty Association, saw about 300 pasty manufacturers gathering on Whitehall to object to George Osborne''s bid to make freshly baked food subject to 20% VAT.