Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small reddish brown sweet and juicy pear. It originated on a farm near Philadelphia, afterwards owned by a Mr. Seckel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small delicious pear, ripening about the end of October, but keeping good for a short time only. These pears are often called sickle-pears. See pear, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small yellowish- to reddish-brown pear

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Examples

  • Girls: Chilled White Gazpacho, seckel pears, white anchovies & grilled peppers

    Augieland:

  • Jacob's garden of that most gentlemanly little fruit, the seckel pear, which I have sometimes seen in shop-windows.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • Carry -- who was still kittenish in spite of her forty years -- as she gave one of her hands to Mr. Walker held out with the other a basket of seckel pears she had been gathering, and said:

    The Law-Breakers and Other Stories

  • The advent of genius is like what florists style the BREAKING of a seedling tulip into what we may call high-caste colors, -- ten thousand dingy flowers, then one with the divine streak; or, if you prefer it, like the coming up in old Jacob's garden of that most gentlemanly little fruit, the seckel pear, which I have sometimes seen in shop-windows.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Gingerbread Cake - poached seckel pears, eggnog ice cream, the spice and sweet makes this desert one of the 'must haves'

    Examiner California Headlines

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    Al Seckel: An Interesting Walk Through Counterculture

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    Al Seckel: Kindle or Kindling?

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    Al Seckel: An Interesting Walk Through Counterculture

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    Al Seckel: Kindle or Kindling?

  • Although Mrs. Pennypoker never failed to speak of him as "old Dr. Hornblower," in reality he was not far from forty-five; but he looked a score of years older, for his constant exposure to the fierce mountain gales and the burning suns of summer had tanned and dried him until his complexion closely resembled a withered seckel pear, and his body was as thin and wiry as that of a September locust in a season of famine.

    In Blue Creek CaƱon

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