Mothers are all like that when you cut loose from their apron-strings.
The apron-strings of an American mother are made of India-rubber.
There's not a word ever passed between us that ties me to your apron-strings.
Mam' Lyddy tightened her apron-strings about her stout waist.
I didn't think in these days boys were tied to their mothers' apron-strings.
"I will never ...