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  • Robert Creedle, too, who travelled with Giles, had been incidentally informed by the hostler that Dr. Fitzpiers and his young wife were in the hotel, after which news Creedle kept shaking his head and saying to himself, “Ah!” very audibly, between his thrusts at the screw of the cider-press.

    The Woodlanders 2006

  • Marty was shy, indeed, of speaking about the letter, and her motives in writing it; but she thanked him warmly for his promise of the cider-press.

    The Woodlanders 2006

  • On all sides he beheld vast stores of apples; some hanging in oppressive opulence on the trees; some gathered into baskets and barrels for the market; others heaped up in rich piles for the cider-press.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon 2002

  • Now his head was the cider-press and his brains were the apples.

    The Waste Lands King, Stephen, 1947- 1991

  • It came from outside the cider-press that had once been his head.

    The Waste Lands King, Stephen, 1947- 1991

  • Nor did he care; there was a feeling of exaltation creeping through his mind like some excellent drug, and after the pain of the cider-press, that was enough for him.

    The Waste Lands King, Stephen, 1947- 1991

  • Until then I can't believe that very many unprejudiced readers will believe that all of the fruits of the CEAA are fit only for the cider-press.

    Fruits of the MLA Gottesman, Ronald 1968

  • Five seconds later the last of us had followed the cider-press.

    The Satan Bug MacLean, Alistair 1962

  • In less than twenty seconds all four barrels were in position and, in another twenty, Hardanger, the sergeant and two constables, a pair on each side of the heavy ponderous cider-press, were starting on their back swing.

    The Satan Bug MacLean, Alistair 1962

  • Four men standing on those and swinging the cider-press between them.

    The Satan Bug MacLean, Alistair 1962


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  • "Before the end of December, generally, they experience their first thawing. Those which a month ago were sour, crabbed, and quite unpalatable to the civilized taste, such at least as were frozen while sound, let a warmer sun come to thaw them, for they are extremely sensitive to its rays, are found to be filled with a rich, sweet cider, better than any bottled cider that I know of, and with which I am better acquainted than with wine. All apples are good in this state, and your jaws are the cider-press."

    - Henry David Thoreau, 'Wild Apples'.

    December 14, 2007