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  • Such stale vapid rejected cabbage-leaf and cabbage-stalk dress, such damaged-orange countenance, such squashed pulp of humanity, are open to the day nowhere else.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • He soon returned, bearing the same in a fresh cabbage-leaf, where it coyly embraced a rasher of ham.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Going to a near-by vegetable stall he borrowed a large cabbage-leaf, came back and stood over the sleeper, gently fanning him.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The little hare would eat a cabbage-leaf out of their hands, the roe grazed by their side, the stag leapt merrily by them, and the birds sat still upon the boughs, and sang whatever they knew.

    Household Tales

  • Elsie had begun to move slowly along, carrying the basin, in which was butter wrapped in wet cloths and a cool cabbage-leaf.

    Little Folks (July 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • You will see another who, while he talks to his friends, allows his tobacco to go out every three or four minutes, so that at length his mouth is sore and his palate nauseated with the combined fumes of lucifer matches, burnt paper and exhausted tobacco dust; and he inveighs against the 'cabbage-leaf which that rascally tobacconist sold him for good Shag or

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • The recipe is simple, consisting of a cabbage-leaf, over which a little hot water is thrown, and

    Brittany & Its Byways

  • Sometimes Marion would save the fruit which her father was permitted to give her out of the hall garden, and she would carry it over, in a cabbage-leaf, to share it with John.

    The Eskdale Herd-boy A Scottish Tale for the Instruction and Amusement of Young People

  • Henry would have smoked the gift of such a man if it had been a cabbage-leaf.

    The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories

  • So she began to walk round the butterfly's eggs, nibbling a bit of the cabbage-leaf now and then as she moved along.

    Good Stories for Holidays

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