apple-wife

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apple-wife (plural apple-wives)

  1. A female apple-seller.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped, ch. 11
      Last night ye haggled and argle-bargled like an apple-wife; and then passed me your word, and gave me your hand to back it; and ye ken very well what was the upshot.

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