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- n. a deep-red cooking apple native to Britain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sort of apple peculiar to Norfolk, Eng.
- n. A baked apple pressed down into a flat, round cake; a dried apple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An excellent cooking-apple cultivated in England, especially in the county of Norfolk. It is often sold in a dried and flattened condition.
- n. Hence A baked apple crushed into a flat round cake.
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All the fruit was not edible, for we saw an apple that tasted very much of the wood, being full of pips resembling doll's tea-things; whilst, upon suction, the pears emitted musical sounds; and a biffin, like a pincushion, had the flavour of bran -- probably it was bran-new.
Cobbs, do you think you could bring a biffin, please?”
Cobbs, do you think you could bring a biffin, please? "
I nearly done in me first ol 'man by biffin' the chopper at 'is nob, and Lawd, the lies I bin an' tol 'me second only yesterday. "