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  • n. Plural form of green bean.


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  • Aunt Cora usually helps me, but she’s already at the Cregans’, dousing green beans with cream o’ shrooms.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  •    By the time Cimorene returned, Morwen and Brandel had laid out a substantial supper, including roast boar, baked potatoes, carrots, green beans and tiny onions, and spring water for the people; and sardines with cream for the cats.

    calling on dragons

  • I had to wait for some time, jostled by black-clad women smelling of incense and spices, blue-clad men bearing the odours of laundry and labour, and bright, bobbed young things graced with the perfumes of the downtown shops, all of them intent on the greengrocer's peculiarly shaped wares, the impossibly long green beans and aubergines the size of eggs.

    Locked Rooms

  • Cara shook her head and maneuvered green beans from the three-bean salad around on her plate.


  • Pitt bird had gone though Kitty had merely heard of it, came too late to taste it; vegetables varied from green beans to, in winter, cabbages and cauliflowers; Richard had harvested a fine crop of calavances—chickpeas; and, with the arrival of Justinian, there was bread of some kind every day.

    Morgan’s Run


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