from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of candy in drops, flavored with lemon-juice or oil of lemon.


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  • Rebecca ordered a lemon-drop martini and eyed the bread basket with interest.

    The Best of Friends

  • The lemon-drop sweetness of litsea cubeba and crushed geranium leaves give Lime & Cacao a vibrant heart.

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  • These are costs like high broker commissions, high executive salaries and bonuses and stock options, shareholder profits, cherry-picking and lemon-drop costs, and even lobbying and campaign contributions that are added to the system and passed on to the patient.

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  • It came like a friendly voice, like an understanding comrade who knows the world better than I do, and brought me comfort, even though the sweetness of it was slightly acidulated, like a lemon-drop.

    The Prairie Mother

  • To provide for this, there is in the middle of the eyeball a firm, elastic, little globular body about the size and shape of a lemon-drop, called the _crystalline lens_.

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  • It is an inert, segmented body, with an oval outline, a horny consistency, just like that of pupæ and chrysalids, and a bright-yellow colour, which we can best describe by likening it to that of a lemon-drop.

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  • Mamma asked me why my fingers were sticky, and I did say it was from a lemon-drop, but there were Maria's eyes looking at me; oh, so dreadful, and when mamma asked who gave it to me, and Maria said, 'I did, did not I, Miss Rose?'

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  • Made from the aromatic verdejo grape in Spain's northern Rueda region, this white is silky and medium-bodied, with a lemon-drop core, floral overtone and crisp finish.

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  • You will taste some sweetness here, nicely matched to a lovely lemon-drop flavor.

    The Seattle Times

  • "He offered one of the girls a lemon-drop shot, but she declined."

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