|And it would even smell of chocolate! Oh the torture!|
Noun & adjective. E18.
[Arab. barmaki, the patronymic of a prince in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments
who feasted a beggar on a succession of empty dishes to test his humour.]
A noun. A person who offers imaginary food or illusory benefits. E18.
B attrib. or as adjective. Illusory, unreal; offering imaginary food food or illusory benefits.
As a child, I don't have many more poignant a memory than when I would find a tin of Cadbury Roses secreted somewhere in the house, only to open it and find it full of buttons. I think my Mum did it on purpose; one day I'll learn to trust again.