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  • She and Ginny drew a schematic of how they'd move the dining table to the outside deck, so the dining room could be a dance floor, and cover the table with an oilcloth for use as the lantern carving station; put a tub of water for apple-bobbing on the upstairs deck; and make a hideout for Dinah in the storage room for the night of the party.

    GINNY BATES ON HALLOWEEN

  • V2O nightclub in Long Beach has been holding a "Spring Break Breast Augmentation Contest Series" where six finalists go head-to-head in an apple-bobbing battle royal dubbed "Bobbing for Boobs."

    Giulia Rozzi: What a Bunch of Boobs

  • He sees people dipping frantically, it could be apple-bobbing in Indiana, only slightly violent.

    Underworld

  • Then back to the parish hall for games apple-bobbing and buns-on-a-string, all the traditional things and party food.

    Traditional Hallowe'en

  • Weevil has organized an apple-bobbing competition.

    Sweetblood

  • I asked, feeling my legs almost gave way beneath me, “I promised to take him to the apple-bobbing contest, I promised—”

    Fallen Hearts

  • The Hilton House indulged in an old-fashioned country Hallowe'en, with a spelling match, dancing to "Roger de Coverley" and "Money Musk," apple-bobbing and all the other traditional methods of finding out about your lover on All

    Betty Wales, Sophomore

  • It made apple-bobbing pretty difficult, but at least I looked scary.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • ROME (AFP) - As trick-or-treaters dig out their witch costumes, cut scowling faces into pumpkins and hone their apple-bobbing skills, young Catholic parishioners throughout Italy are preparing for "Holyween."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The modern, family-friendly, All American Hallowe'en didn't really arrive until the 1930s, when a national effort was made, headed by schools, police forces and local authorities, to transform it into a community-based festival aimed at children, and such trappings as pumpkin-carving, apple-bobbing and trick-or-treating were adopted.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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