Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of apple, considered to be in perfection when shriveled and withered.
- n. alternative spelling of applejohn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of apple which by keeping becomes much withered; -- called also
“She now denied that Ashbless had said anything about road apples, but might have used the word “apple-john” instead, although neither of the two terms seemed to make good sense to her.”
“Why, my skin hangs about me like an old ladys loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john.”
“Why my skin hangs about me like an like an old lady's loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john.”
“To our minds, whether the small man’s face had the appearance of a road apple or an apple-john, the result is equally problematic.”
“Why my skin hangs about me like an like an old lady’s loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john.”
“Mrs. Cutts and Mrs. Washington, are like two merry wives of Windsor; but as to Jemmy Madison, ” oh, poor Jemmy! ” he is but a withered little apple-john.””
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