THE APPLE OF THE EYE
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Definitions of THE APPLE OF THE EYE
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The eye-ball APPLE BRANDY, a kind of brandy distilled from cider. APPLE BUTTER, a sauce made of apples stewed down in cider, which is put away like butter in tubs for use during the winter. APPLE JACK, same as apple brandy. APPLE SLUMP, a New England dish consisting of apples and molasses baked within a bread pie in an iron pot. (Amer).
By Daniel Lyons