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Bart·lett

 (bärt′lĭt)
n.
A widely grown variety of pear with yellowish skin and soft, juicy white flesh, eaten fresh or often canned.

[After Enoch Bartlett (1779-1860), American merchant and farmer who popularized the variety in the United States after he found a tree (originally imported from England) producing the variety on a farm he had acquired near Dorchester, Massachusetts.]

Bartlett

(ˈbɑːtlɪt) or

Bartlett pear

n
(Cookery) the Williams pear, used esp in the US and generally of tinned pears
[named after Enoch Bartlett (1779–1860), of Dorchester, Mass., who marketed it in the US]

Bart•lett

(ˈbɑrt lɪt)

n.
a large, yellow, juicy variety of pear.
[1825–35, Amer.; so named by Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester, Mass.]

Bart•lett

(ˈbɑrt lɪt)

n.
John, 1820–1905, U.S. publisher.
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The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all.
This meat has surely been used for soup," said Miss Bartlett, laying down her fork.
Any nook does for me," Miss Bartlett continued; "but it does seem hard that you shouldn't have a view.
You must have it," said Miss Bartlett, part of whose travelling expenses were paid by Lucy's mother--a piece of generosity to which she made many a tactful allusion.
Ah," said Miss Bartlett, repressing Lucy, who was about to speak.
Miss Bartlett, in reply, opened her mouth as little as possible, and said "Thank you very much indeed; that is out of the question.
Now the old man attacked Miss Bartlett almost violently: Why should she not change?
Miss Bartlett, though skilled in the delicacies of conversation, was powerless in the presence of brutality.
I expect that you have forgotten us: Miss Bartlett and Miss Honeychurch, who were at Tunbridge Wells when you helped the Vicar of St.
Miss Honeychurch lives in the parish of Summer Street," said Miss Bartlett, filling up the gap, "and she happened to tell me in the course of conversation that you have just accepted the living--"
I am quite benumbed; for the Notch is just like the pipe of a great pair of bellows; it has blown a terrible blast in my face all the way from Bartlett.
But I was wishing we had a good farm in Bartlett, or Bethlehem, or Littleton, or some other township round the White Mountains; but not where they could tumble on our heads.