from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.


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  • If Eliza Doolittle could pull it off

    Then Ernest could pass for a toff.

    The thought quite amuses:

    With rouge for his bruises

    This biffin could sell as a gawf.

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    April 20, 2015