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Big Apple

nickname for New York City. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
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Charley Le Grant and I at the time were under a patrol-man named Carmintel, and the three of us were on the Reindeer, preparing for a trip, when Big Alec stepped aboard.
The whole week through Little Klaus had to plough for Big Klaus, and lend him his one horse; then Big Klaus lent him his four horses, but only once a week, and that was on Sunday.
It isn't so big either; he may be a little bit taller than I, but I could easily make myself quite as broad; just you see.
The fellow knew his master's plans sufficiently well to understand that he had done something to arouse the ire of the Big Bwana and that it would fare ill with them all if they were overtaken in Big Bwana's country.
But the Meat-Eaters, who lived across the divide in the Big Valley, stood together, hunted together, fished together, and fought together.
You know that big flat jest below the Klondike and under Moosehide Mountain?
But the big blacksmith turned contemptuously away from him to Saxon.
You is just like big mans; you wait for him lift his head and then you go for him.
Big green eyes had been painted upon it, but in the center of the chin were two small holes made in the pasteboard, so that the Chief could see through them with his own tiny eyes; for when the big head was fastened upon his shoulders the eyes in his own natural head were on a level with the false chin.
His face was round and chubby and his eyes were big, blue and earnest.
They took him into the house, and a big man picked him up between his finger and thumb and said he was not dead but half choked.
The gables are turned to the front, and there are cornices, as big as all the rest of the house, over the eaves and over the main doors.