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cambric tea

a mixture of hot water and milk, with sugar and, often, weak tea.
Origin of cambric tea
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now, if there was anything that Peter Mink disliked, it was cambric tea.

    The Tale of Peter Mink Arthur Scott Bailey
  • "You look to me as if you needed some cambric tea," Mrs. Rabbit said.

    The Tale of Peter Mink Arthur Scott Bailey
  • She knew how to make the cambric tea and to arrange the jelly and flowers.

    Rebecca Mary Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • Fact is, I've always been fond of cambric tea, and this is just right.

    A Proposal Under Difficulties John Kendrick Bangs
  • Dot had two plates of it, besides her pretty cup of cambric tea.

  • I'll have you some cambric tea and fry you some hot cakes in a jiffy.


    Edna Turpin
  • Martha was serving refreshments—animal crackers and cambric tea.


    Edna Turpin

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