from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pictured or sculptured representation of fruit.
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"You and Phil are, that is, to buy shoes and ships and sealing-wax, and a chair for my room that won't fall down when I sit in it, and crockery ware -- and I guarantee you'll come home with a parlor organ and a wax fruit-piece under a glass case."
Stevenson grants to the Metropolitan Museum a fruit-piece by Velasquez.
"This hanging was copied from a fruit-piece that I painted some time since, and had executed here in mosaic.