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  • n. Plural form of pearmain.


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  • The land around the house was mostly bare and muddy from the construction, but Morris had saved several rows of pippins and pearmains from the orchard that had been there before.

    The Wayward Muse

  • They looked over the bursting stall, with its boxes and baskets of Kentish pippins, pearmains, lemons, and pomegranates.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • Thus you may do of any curnel'd fruits, as wardens, pippins pears, pearmains, green quodlings, or any good apples, in laid tarts, or cuts.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • A wonderful grafted tree that bore two kinds of fruit gave the place a touch of fairyland's magic, and no explanation of the process of grafting ever diminished the awe I felt when I stood under this tree and saw ripe spice apples growing on one limb and green winter pearmains on all the others.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • The minute they finished the outdoor work Laddie and Leon began bringing in baskets of apples, golden bellflowers, green pippins, white winter pearmains, Rhode Island greenings, and striped rambos all covered with hoarfrost, yet not frozen, and so full of juice you had to bite into them carefully or they dripped and offended mother.

    Laddie: A True Blue Story

  • 'Do you know, Minards, I was at Tregarrick yesterday; and I think -- yes, without vaunting, I really think that the best of my pearmains yonder would have stood a fair chance of the prize for Table

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories

  • Red heaps, and yellow heaps; and greenings, and purple pearmains, and streaked seek-no-furthers.

    The Other Girls

  • "Well, do you think it's much matter?" asked Isel, putting aside the lampreys, and taking up a bushel basket of Kentish pearmains.

    One Snowy Night Long ago at Oxford

  • The best baking apples for early use are the Colvilles; the best for autumn are the rennets and pearmains; and the best for winter and spring are russets.

    The Book of Household Management

  • 'and if you tell me this puff o' wind carried your pearmains all the way to Tregarrick and entered 'em at the show under some other body's name, I'm bound to believe you.

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories


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