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  • n. Alternative form of apron string.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A string by which an apron is attached to the person.


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  • And so much did he want her that his old timidity of the apron-string was put to rout.

    Chapter XII

  • It was the obnoxious apron-string, the first of the many compulsions she would exert upon him if he gave in.

    Chapter 2

  • She was trying to pass the apron-string around him.

    Chapter 2

  • He had escaped the apron-string, and without hurting her feelings too severely.

    Chapter 2

  • The specter of the apron-string still haunted him, and helped him to find excuses for getting on no forwarder with Dede

    Chapter VI

  • The apron-string loomed near and he shied like an unbroken colt.

    Chapter III

  • The Virgin wanted to kiss him, and, fuddled slightly though he was with the whiskey, he saw his way out without compromising with the apron-string.

    Chapter III

  • But And then he cursed the apron-string tenure, by which, he said, he held his peace.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • “Well?” asked the captain, in a whisper, “is he fast to your apron-string?”

    No Name

  • Wear your hat, wear your smile; do your figure justice, lace tight; put on your neatest boots and brightest gloves; tie the miserable little wretch to your apron-string — tie him fast; and leave the whole management of the matter after that to me.

    No Name


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