That’s the way—THAT’S it; thy throat ain’t spoiled with eating Amsterdam butter.
Among the Dutch whalemen these scraps are called "fritters"; which, indeed, they greatly resemble, being brown and crisp, and smelling something like old Amsterdam housewives’ dough-nuts or oly-cooks, when fresh.
The title was, "Dan Coopman," wherefore I concluded that this must be the invaluable memoirs of some Amsterdam cooper in the fishery, as every whale ship must carry its cooper.
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It reminded Simon of pictures of rich neighborhoods in Amsterdam.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
Annie had been in Amsterdam, then China, then Japan, then back to Geneva, and so hadn’t had time to focus on Kalden, but the two of them had traded occasional messages about him.