It dripped down from my head to my toes in slow motion, as if treacle had been poured over me.
His treacle paintings simultaneously evoke heaven, Candy Land—that beloved childhood board game—and a Katy Perry video.
Or make the gingerbread without butter, by mixing two pounds of treacle with the following ingredients.
treacle, you hear: and for that matter, Martha has no jam to give!
A well-known sea-dish of barley and treacle, in merchant ships.
These may be served with jam, treacle, butter and sugar, or with a sweet sauce.
The recipe was brimstone and treacle, but the brimstone predominated, and was the more operative ingredient.
Add two table-spoonfuls of treacle to a pint of milk, and when ready to boil, stir it briskly over the fire till it curdles.
This process can occasionally be replaced by another in which the moulding material is a mixture of treacle and glue.
Give it brimstone and treacle and a cupful of wormwood and camomile.
mid-14c., "medicinal compound, antidote for poison," from Old French triacle "antidote" (c.1200), from Vulgar Latin *triacula, from Latin theriaca, from Greek theriake (antidotos) "antidote for poisonous wild animals," from fem. of theriakos "of a wild animal," from therion "wild animal," diminutive of ther (genitive theros) "wild animal," from PIE root *ghwer- "wild" (see fierce).
Sense of "molasses" is first recorded 1690s; that of "anything too sweet or sentimental" is from 1771. The connection may be from the use of molasses as a laxative, or its use to disguise the bad taste of medicine.