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  • Bessie came in with a jar of wild-grape jelly she was waiting in hope of being asked for the recipe.

    Main Street

  • On the porch, sheltered by a wild-grape vine, was the figure of a woman in white.

    Main Street

  • Made drunk with draughts of purple wild-grape wine;

    The Path of Dreams Poems

  • To be sure, there were some draw-backs; for instance, when a dozen or so went off to swing in a wild-grape vine, Sadie Brooks couldn't go, her dress was too long, and it would tear her gloves.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • One August morning, in one of its quietest curves among the hills, there was a fat old horse, standing on it, sniffing up the cool air: pure air, it is there, so cool and rare that you can detect even the faint scent of the wild-grape blossoms or the buttercups in it in spring.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • Within the hour, however, she was back again and this time, kneeling on the ground, she laid at his feet the ripe fruit of the manzanita tree, lying like small red apples, dewy fresh, upon a wild-grape leaf.

    Their Mariposa Legend; a romance of Santa Catalina

  • Slowly the boats came back to shore, drawing behind them Hetty's boat; bringing one of the oars, and also Hetty's shawl, which they had found, just where Raby had told them they would, in the wild-grape thicket.

    Hetty's Strange History

  • It is certain that his outfit was of the simplest description, and there is a tradition that at first, instead of a surveyor's chain he used a long, straight, wild-grape vine.

    The Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Rosemary left the lunch boxes under the eyes of the teachers who gathered in a ring and took out knitting and fancy work, and went off with half a dozen girls her age to gather and wash wild-grape vine leaves to serve as plates at the luncheon.

    Rosemary

  • She divined that when Aunt Bessie came in with a jar of wild-grape jelly she was waiting in hope of being asked for the recipe.

    Main Street

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