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  • She would have blown her fingers on her nose like an applewoman if she wanted to, he thought.

    The Years

  • To her, another lady, applewoman by trade, who had saved a fortune of ten thousand pounds and hidden it ‘here and there, in cracks and corners, behind bricks and under the flooring.’

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Back then I fall, eager no more, desiring only to go, find the street, mark the buildings, greet the applewoman, say to the maid who opens the door: A starry night.

    A Haunted House, and other short stories

  • He halted again and bought from the old applewoman two Banbury cakes for a penny and broke the brittle paste and threw its fragments down into the Liffey.

    Ulysses

  • Her Friend -- The truth is, she is always dressed like an applewoman.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • I can only give you bits of things -- when, for instance, I ran away from my nurse, aged five, was picked up by an applewoman with a green umbrella who introduced me to three old ladies with black pipes and moustaches -- I was found in a coal cellar.

    The Wooden Horse

  • He halted again and bought from the old applewoman two Banbury cakes for

    Ulysses

  • Lesage commands -- the adventure ends, the stars resume their wonted courses, and the self-conscious Tinker-Quixote takes the road once more and passes on to other achievements: a mad preacher to succour, a priest to baffle, some tramp to pound into a jelly of humility, an applewoman to mystify, a horse-chaunter to swindle, a pugilist to study and help and portray.

    Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation

  • A penn'orth of crumb of bread, assisted on its laborious passage by a penn'orth of the rinsings of beer, left the natural philosopher a ha'penny for dessert at the stall of an applewoman, where he withstood an inclination toward the juicy fruit and chose nuts.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • And every one near was shrieking like the applewoman, "Hail, Caesar!" and it was only where the crowd was densest that a sharp whistle now and then rent the roar of acclamations.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

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    July 3, 2009

  • Nor did the First Commissioner of Works deny the statement publicly made that a station ("kiosque" the wise call it), with all its charming concomitants of a ticket collector, a policeman, an applewoman, and a newsboy, is to be erected in the heart of that beautiful park, where now children play in peace and safety and those in search of rest and solitude ramble undisturbed.

    And why is this thing to be done? The truth is that the Albert Hall has been a financial fiasco, and the seatholders, amongst whom are some very influential persons, are making this last desperate effort to bring the public to their doors, within which, I am told, the entertainments in future are more likely to be of the Wild West of Hengler's Circus order than classical concerts.

    July 3, 2009