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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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ABER HEART CAKE, n. In traditional belief, a cure for a voracious appetite.Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
“Heart cake” (molten lead, poured into water).

[See Aber, 1 (4), and further in Jak. and in Spence Sh. Folk-Lore 156.]

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