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  • n. Plural form of medlar.

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  • n. relational database of the United States National Library of Medicine for the storage and retrieval of bibliographical information concerning the biomedical literature


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  • But more direct light was thrown upon the subject by a passage in which "that kind of fruit that maids call medlars when they laugh alone" is mentioned in connection with a wish of Romeo's regarding his mistress.

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • Even if one becomes homosexual through a gradual development of sexual tastes, the deviance is no more "unnatural" than if one develops a taste for bletted medlars and a dislike for apples.

    An Open Letter to John C. Wright

  • On the inside were low plum, cherry, apple, and pear trees, together with a few filberts and medlars.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Tall cypresses, chenars, evergreens, cotton trees, and medlars all struck root along the pathways in groups of two and three, and under their welcome, opaque shade, Lahori put stone benches to rest aching legs.

    Shadow Princess

  • I've decided that the only sane reason to blog is a greater glut of pumpkins, apples, and medlars than words.

    Quince quest

  • A bit higher up are the fruit trees, such as apples, pears, medlars (a fruit rather like the crab apple) and quinces.

    Stan Goff: It's Not Rocket Science: Land Productivity, Food Rights

  • Also, I have 4 kilos of new medlars and shall be making more.

    Even in a little thing

  • After medlars are picked they are stored calyx end down and allowed to overripen.

    Medlar: The Fruit of Misunderstanding

  • “We call it plum duff,” Mr. Treadgill confided to Mary, “but what makes it special is that it contains not merely plums, but also greengages, as well as medlars.”

    The Blackstone Key

  • If anyone is living up to my mad poetic manifesto, it's Anna with her posts on quince's bottoms and witchetty grubs, bletted medlars and flatheads.

    Still Lives


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