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synonyms for apron strings

  • leash
  • swaddling clothes
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Sarah was standing on the porch again wiping her hands on her apron, looking away toward the fields.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Round her neck depended from a black velvet band, strings of diamonds of great size and magnificence.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
You would laugh if you should see the strings of eggs hanging across this pony's back—yes, eggs.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Shrieking inarticulate anathema, he rushed downstairs, the man in the green baize apron following at his heels.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The flues are subdivided into Diapasons, Flutes, and Strings, and we now proceed to consider each of these groups separately.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
That evening old Liz filled her teapot, threw her apron over it, and descended to the court to visit Mrs Rampy.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
A soiled bonnet cap, untidy strings, or torn gloves and collar will utterly spoil the prettiest costume.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Mrs Rampy broke down at this point and threw her apron over her head to conceal her feelings.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
Mrs. Gum dusted a large old-fashioned oak chair with her apron; but he perched himself on one of its elbows.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The old woman rubbed her own hand on her apron, an honor usually accorded only to the preacher, and held it out.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
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