- n. alternative spelling of crabapple.
“It was an illiterate American who did not shortly become acquainted with DeRussey's Lane, the crab-apple tree, the pig woman and her mule, the precise mental condition of Willie Stevens, and the gossip of the choir members.”
“Adam — “let us but roast a crab-apple, pour a pottle of ale on it, and bathe our throats withal, thou shalt see a change in me.””
“As I cycle between Mother's place and ours, I pass a house with a crab-apple tree in its small garden.”
“-- The imminent chopping down of a crab-apple tree, to make way for a large trash bin, was the last straw.”
“To celebrate victory, Ms. Perrone dressed up as a crab-apple tree for Halloween this year.”
“The crab-apple tree was saved, and the garbage bin is staying put.”
“Ms. Perrone and Ms. Henry, who had been sitting guard at the crab-apple tree, received their eviction notices the same day.”
“It was the garbage-bin hazard that meant the crab-apple tree had to go, the housing agency said.”
“The Second (small face red as a crab-apple, gentle voice): “She was a Cadignan, my dear, niece of the old Prince de Cadignan, consequently cousin to the present Duc de Maufrigneuse.””
“He sat under a crab-apple tree near the vegetable garden he helped the woman hoe.”
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Words - or different usages of words I already knew - that I am learning thanks to Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
See also ofravens' with thanks to Anne Shirley.
The popular Belgian cartoon Tintin contains a memorable character in the form of Captain Haddock. He has a remarkable repertory of insults, which render just as well in the English translation. Thi...
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