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Definitions of Cabbages

  1. A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage ( B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip ( B. campestris); the common turnip ( B. rapa); the rape or coleseed ( B. napus), etc.
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Quotes of Cabbages

  1. The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages – Cyrano de Bergerac
  2. 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships- and sealing wax- of cabbages and kings.' – Lewis Carroll

Usage examples for Cabbages

  1. The only thing that remained to be done was to pass through Ireland as they returned to Sweden, to see if perchance Patrick O'Donoghan had returned there to pass the remainder of his days planting cabbages – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  2. Imagine our little company of devoted and ambitious artists trying to create a musical atmosphere one flight up, while they sold cabbages and fish downstairs! – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  3. Foolish man, those were cabbages – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  4. They're cold and flabby, like cabbages in spite of their prettiness. – Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum.
  5. The winter came, and Fleurette was no longer able to stay among the cabbages of Mme. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  6. In trying to escape from this inquisitive neighbour, Marie hurt her foot, but was caught, and confessed that it was she who went at night to water poor Mother Lobineau's cabbages because if they failed the old woman might starve, and no one else remembered her destitute and helpless state. – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  7. He ran on errands to Drumsna, and occasionally to Carrick- on- Shannon- fetched the priest's letters- dug his potatoes- planted his cabbages and cleaned his horse Paul. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  8. We decide that this society must have citizens, and that the raising of the future citizens is a work just exactly as necessary and useful as the raising of a crop of cabbages – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  9. We're like rows of cabbages in a kitchen garden. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  10. There's a nice seat on the cabbages where I've spread a sack. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy
  11. When at last they went, most of the young and precious cabbages went with them. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  12. There is cabbages and there is cauliflowers. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. Across the moors they went; then- for they were going inland- they came to fields again, and the path ran through acres of cabbages – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  14. Now the Princess was no coward, so, although she had not expected to face a Giant, she gathered up her courage, and cried out sharply, " Who gave thee liberty to cut our cabbages – The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson
  15. However, the cabbages were very good, so she stayed till they were all cut and taken away. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  16. Wallie almost hated the lemonade tray as he slammed it on the table, for in his utter disgust with everything and everybody the design seemed to look more like cabbages than roses. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  17. I have been in many lands, but never saw a country supply such a variety of products as Australia does- potatoes, onions, cabbages carrots, peas, beans and scores of other vegetables in abundance. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  18. There a mass of faded green, where the giant cabbages stood. – The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster
  19. Always in extreme, he said he cared not; and talked wildly of planting cabbages talk in which he indulged often without meaning anything. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  20. Then she added, in an indescribably pathetic voice, " People have to live first before they can see, and they can't think until they are fed, and one needs always to have had enough turnips and cabbages to eat without troubling about the getting them, in order to see in them anything except food." – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman