I hope you are not one of the foolish women, Mary, that like to keep their boys always at their apron-strings?
The apron-strings of an American mother are made of India-rubber.
Ten minutes ago I would have sworn I was your guardian; whereas, it seems your apron-strings are the reins that rule me.
There's not a word ever passed between us that ties me to your apron-strings.
If we agree to tie ourselves to your apron-strings, Verny, will you feel resigned to our going?
Mam' Lyddy tightened her apron-strings about her stout waist.
He wastes his life and energies away among us, tied to our apron-strings.
Mothers are all like that when you cut loose from their apron-strings.
He watched the handsome crouching of her back, and the apron-strings curling on the floor.
"I will never be tied to a woman's apron-strings," he had said.