strawberries


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strawberries

  • strawberry friend - A freeloader, one who visits only when the strawberries are ready for picking.
  • small fruits - Currants, raspberries, strawberries, etc.
  • soft fruit - Fruit that grows on bushes, such as berries, strawberries and currants, as contrasted with top fruit.
  • strawberry - Got its name because the plant "strews" its runners along the ground; its seeds are actually individual fruits and it is termed an aggregate fruit.
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I'll have blancmange and strawberries for dessert, and coffee too, if you want to be elegant.
With them Wing Biddlebaum had picked as high as a hundred and forty quarts of strawberries in a day.
They said nothing, but, glancing at me, traced on the glass with their finger-tips the outline of the cherries and strawberries and crabapples within, trying by a blissful expression of countenance to give me some idea of their deliciousness.
The milk is very sweet and rich; it has been tasted by man; it might do well with strawberries.
It was a bountiful meal--there were baked beans and mashed potatoes and asparagus chopped and stewed, and a dish of strawberries, and great, thick slices of bread, and a pitcher of milk.
In front it had a neat garden-patch, where, every summer, strawberries, raspberries, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, flourished under careful tending.
Fresh American fruits of all sorts, including strawberries, which are not to be doled out as if they were jewelry, but in a more liberal way.
I found plenty strawberries, ripe and prime; and green summer grapes, and green razberries; and the green blackberries was just beginning to show.
Why, only the mistake of saying blackberries when of course he meant strawberries.
Rebecca was capable of certain set tasks, such as keeping the small children from killing themselves and one another, feeding the poultry, picking up chips, hulling strawberries, wiping dishes; but she was thought irresponsible, and Aurelia, needing somebody to lean on (having never enjoyed that luxury with the gifted Lorenzo), leaned on Hannah.
We are to walk about your gardens, and gather the strawberries ourselves, and sit under trees;and whatever else you may like to provide, it is to be all out of doorsa table spread in the shade, you know.
On Midsummer-eve, Adele, weary with gathering wild strawberries in Hay Lane half the day, had gone to bed with the sun.