pastry (pas•tre) n. 1. Flour dough or paste made with shortening and used for the crust of pies, tarts, etc. 2. Broadly, all fancy baked goods, including cakes, sweet rolls, etc. Forget the Dow, check your doughnut. Some economists claim that the economy's health can be measured by the size of doughnut holes. A bull economy? More dough in the doughnut, leaving a smaller hole. New York does it again. It's said that Broadway actress Mae Murray originated doughnut dunking. Supposedly, she ...

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