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a town in NW England, in Cumbria: famous for its annual horse fair. Pop: 2862 (2001)
Historical Examples

I think Mr. appleby understands the obligation placed on a trustee.
The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

“I think there’s a dollar-sign in his jaw,” whispered Miss appleby to me.
How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee Owen Wister

appleby was at the time ill in bed: there is little doubt that the fright caused by receiving this message killed him.
Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events S. Baring-Gould

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 Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) John Greenleaf Whittier

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 (goodger@python.org)

“We are making a little trip around the lake,” went on Mr. appleby.
Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer


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