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  • n. Plural form of pippin.


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  • Enormous red ones, and long, yellow ones that they called pippins, and little brown ones, and smooth-coated sweet ones, and bright red ones, and others, more than

    Beautiful Joe

  • England, and he takes a hundred carloads of yellow Newton pippins with him.


  • “Do so,” said the lady, looking after him with glances of infinite contempt; “and thank God that you leave one behind you as fit to protect the honour of the family as you are to look after pippins and pears.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • That they did, if one might judge from the noise they made, and the way in which they dashed at Polly and dragged her to a low chair in the chimney corner, where her own honest apple face became immediately the centre of a bunch of smaller pippins, all laying their rosy cheeks close to it, and all evidently the growth of the same tree.

    Dombey and Son

  • 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

  • The frame too, which would have supported the canopy and hangings if there had been any, was ornamented with divers pippins carved in timber, which on the slightest provocation, and frequently on none at all, came tumbling down; harassing the peaceful guest with inexplicable terrors.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • She was prevented from witnessing the actual retirement of Mrs Prig from the room, notwithstanding the great desire she had expressed to behold it, by that lady, in her angry withdrawal, coming into contact with the bedstead, and bringing down the previously mentioned pippins; three or four of which came rattling on the head of Mrs Gamp so smartly, that when she recovered from this wooden shower – bath, Mrs Prig was gone.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • At some point towards the end of the 17th century a cunning (but unknown) British housewife devised a method of producing a jellied preserve from bitter Seville oranges alone (no need for the addition of pippins).

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • The best Ribston pippins, — some people say the only real Ribston pippins, — in all Rufford are to be found here, and its Burgundy pears and walnuts are almost equally celebrated.

    The American Senator


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