from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stall in a market or public place where fruit is sold.


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  • Slowly advancing along the bridge, I came to the highest point, and there I stood still, close beside one of the stone bowers, in which, beside a fruit-stall, sat an old woman, with a pan of charcoal at her feet, and a book in her hand, in which she appeared to be reading intently.


  • Then a biddy from a fruit-stall stepped out to lead them.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • I thought of her as I first saw her standing at the fruit-stall, with that haughty, contemptuous glance, that resolute and open countenance; and it was bitter to picture her sinking in jail, in such a prison as Italy boasts of in these enlightened days: but there was not much time for reflection and consideration.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • Carriages turning the corner suddenly where her fruit-stall was placed, sometimes almost grazed it and overthrew all its contents; but even this circumstance did not appear to awaken any interest in her mind; she only stooped down to pick up one or two of the peaches which had been shaken off by the jar, quietly moved her stall a little nearer the wall, and then folded her arms again in the same contemptuous manner.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • Alderman, repaired to a neighbouring fruit-stall, where the festivity of the occasion was kept up for several minutes.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 7, 1841

  • Madame Famette's was the best fruit-stall of the market.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • And that clownish Mr. Foote, of the Haymarket, had added some lines to a silly popular song entitled 'The Sights o' Lunnun ', with which I was hailed at Mr.. Betty's fruit-stall in St. James's St.eet.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • I was hailed at Mrs. Betty's fruit-stall in St. James's St.eet.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 06

  • And when she looked up again, she stood in front of the glowing fruit-stall, and Achilles Alexandrakis was regarding her with deep, sad eyes.

    Mr. Achilles

  • "There was a girl kept a fruit-stall just by the harbour," said

    Sea Urchins


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