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a town in NW England, in Cumbria: famous for its annual horse fair. Pop: 2862 (2001)
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  • I think Mr. appleby understands the obligation placed on a trustee.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (
  • "I think there's a dollar-sign in his jaw," whispered Miss appleby to me.

  • appleby was at the time ill in bed: there is little doubt that the fright caused by receiving this message killed him.

  • Send appleby here, and take the horse and cart round to the farm.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • This was the conclusion to which Mr. appleby came over his relighted pipe.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • In the early summer of the year we hear of him in appleby jail.

  • The name of the house was being held up to scorn in appleby's probably everywhere else as well.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • Mr. appleby, our manager, took him on the day before we went on the trip.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • appleby laughed, for, though he fancied there was something behind it, the mans frankness was not without its effect on him.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (
  • "We are making a little trip around the lake," went on Mr. appleby.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer

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