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cider press

a press for crushing apples for cider.
Origin of cider press
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He felt thirsty, and heard a humming like the buzz of bees around the cider-press.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • But then they slept over the cider-press back of the big casks.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • To make light wines put them at once into press, as apple pomace in a cider-press.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • When we got thar the house was packed as tight as dry apples in a cider-press.

    Dixie Hart Will N. Harben
  • All apples are good in this state, and your jaws 320 are the cider-press.

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
  • One day I went to his house with three yoke of oxen to haul into place a heavy beam for a cider-press.

  • Besides the cider-press, there was a chopper to chop the apples into little pieces.

    The Sandman: His Farm Stories William J. Hopkins
  • The pulp is next conveyed to the cider-press, where it is placed in layers, with clean straw or haircloths between the layers.

  • In the pure, sweet October air they were gathering apples for the cider-press to-day.

  • The marc from the cider-press was sometimes fed to cattle combined with bran, hay and chaff.

    Thomas Hardy's Dorset Robert Thurston Hopkins

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