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- n. Alternative spelling of applejohn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of apple which by keeping becomes much withered; -- called also Johnapple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of apple, considered to be in perfection when shriveled and withered.
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She now denied that Ashbless had said anything about road apples, but might have used the word “apple-john” instead, although neither of the two terms seemed to make good sense to her.
Why, my skin hangs about me like an old ladys loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john.
Why my skin hangs about me like an like an old lady's loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john.
To our minds, whether the small man’s face had the appearance of a road apple or an apple-john, the result is equally problematic.
Why my skin hangs about me like an like an old lady’s loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john.
Mrs. Cutts and Mrs. Washington, are like two merry wives of Windsor; but as to Jemmy Madison, ” oh, poor Jemmy! ” he is but a withered little apple-john.”