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1) apron. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...ropes. Inflected forms: aˇproned, aˇpronˇing, aˇprons To cover, protect, or provide with an apron. Middle English, from an apron, alteration of a napron, from Old...

2) apron string. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The string of an apron. Usually used in the plural with tied to indicate complete control or dominance: a grown man still tied to his mother's apron strings....

3) Apron. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...nappe (cloth in general). Halliwell, in his Archaic Dictionary, p. 571, gives Nappern (an apron) North. 1 Other examples of n attached to the following noun, or detached...

4) Apron-string Tenure (An). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A tenure held in virtue of one s wife. 1 Tied to his mother s apron-string, completely under his mother s thumb. Applied to a big boy or young man who is still under...

5) Blue-apron Statesman (A). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...a tradesman who interferes with the affairs of the nation. The reference is to the blue apron once worn by almost all tradesmen, but now restricted to butchers, poulterers,...

6) Mother's Apron Strings. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...(See TIED ) 1...

7) Bishop's Apron. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...represents the short cassock which, by the 74th canon, all clergymen were enjoined, to wear. 1...

8) Now-a-days. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A corruption of In-our-days, I' nour days. (See APRON, NAG, NICKNAME, NUGGET, etc.) 1...

9) 49384. Sexton, Anne. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:49384 QUOTATION:I'm an empress.I wear an apron.My typewriter writes.It didn't break the way it warned.Even crazy, I'm as niceas a chocolate bar. ATTRIBUTION:Anne...

10) 16483. Dickinson, Emily. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:16483 QUOTATION:Nature was in her beryl apron,Mixing fresher air. ATTRIBUTION:Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. It sounded as if the streets were running...

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