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Usage examples for cress

  1. Our word cress is from Mid. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  2. Oh, we did have such lovely water- cress in the stream at home! – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  3. She penned in the geese with a small hurdle of wicker so that they should not get away; she set out the cherries and cress on one side and the eggs on the other; then she put the eggs in a bed of cress to set off their whiteness; then she waited. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  4. The water- cress is to be put on raw and cold. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  5. Between the wooden pillars of the stoep dangled curtains yet other, of chopped, dyed, and threaded bamboo, while whitewashed drain- pipes, packed with earth and set on end, overflowed with Indian cress flowering now in extravagant, gorgeous hues of red and brown, sulphur and orange. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  6. Instead of fried potatoes, put some water- cress all around, add a few drops of vinegar, and serve. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  7. Tavia knew the peculiarities of a spring, and knew how to avoid the common penalty of wet feet when getting either cress or a drink " by hand." – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  8. Lay an oyster on each piece and serve on a plate with a garnish of cress and lemon. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  9. I have a real relish for water- cress and it's a very long time since I had any. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  10. The streams shrunken to rivulets that trickled through crevices between broad flat stones and oozed through beds of water- cress and crow- foot, horse- mint and pickerel- weed, the wells low, cisterns empty, and recourse for water to barrels and the sunken ponds. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  11. From old Daddy Stakes, the bald father of the village, to Mrs. Caper junior's baby- equally bald, but with a crop as sure of coming as mustard and cress beneath his flannel- some in arms, some on legs, some upon brave crutches, all were abroad in the soft air from the west, which had stolen up under the stiff steel skirt of the east wind, exactly as wise Captain Zeb predicted. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  12. In this case, it's water- cress – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  13. I can cross the blackberry hill behind the barn, and then over the east hill, and then there's nothing but the water- cress meadow. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. Garnish with cress and serve cold. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  15. He promised me some water- cress but I couldn't wait for it. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  16. The two girls laughed and made merry until they reached the market town, and there the good dog came to a halt, while Annette arranged her cress and lettuces and beans and potatoes in tempting rows upon the stall- standing beside them with such a patient smiling face, that many passers- by were induced to buy of her. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  17. If served with the gravy only, add water- cress and lemon- juice or vinegar. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  18. Barbara held out a bunch of the cress – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  19. " I'll get the water- cress for you directly," he said with a return to his old dignity. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  20. " Good morning, Master Huntsman," said Little Red Riding Hood; " the old water- cress woman sends her service to you, and says there is game in the wind." – Bo-Peep Story Books by Anonymous

Rhymes for cress