almond

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Synonyms for almond

small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull

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She spread an amazing array of ham and chicken sandwiches, crab salad, hard-boiled eggs, pickled pigs' feet, ripe olives and dill pickles, Swiss cheese, salted almonds, oranges and bananas, and several pint bottles of beer.
Tulliver, pleadingly, "drink your wine, and let me give you some almonds and raisins.
You'll be glad to spend another shilling or so, in almond cakes, I dare say?
Feeling himself so smitten, he imagined himself slain or badly wounded for certain, and recollecting his liquor he drew out his flask, and putting it to his mouth began to pour the contents into his stomach; but ere he had succeeded in swallowing what seemed to him enough, there came another almond which struck him on the hand and on the flask so fairly that it smashed it to pieces, knocking three or four teeth and grinders out of his mouth in its course, and sorely crushing two fingers of his hand.
I no longer felt the weight of my clothing, or of my shoes, of my reservoir of air, or my thick helmet, in the midst of which my head rattled like an almond in its shell.
As once again To the Rainbow Skirt and Feather Jacket air She seems to dance, her face is fixed and calm, Though many tear-drops on an almond bough Fall, and recall the rains of spring.
His hands, of which he took little care, were the despair of Aramis, who cultivated his with almond paste and perfumed oil.
For all the impression he was likely to make on that vast interior, he might as well be a salted almond.
On this occasion he strolled away from his companion to pluck a sprig of almond blossom, which he carefully arranged in his buttonhole.
He laughed too, good-humouredly, and his almond eyes almost closed as he did so.
She took a salted almond from a silver dish by his side and smiled sweetly upon him.
Was that really the tinkling of a guitar, the perfume of almond and cherry blossom, floating to him down the warm wind?
They were men of medium height, with olive complexions and almond eyes.
I am Prince Saradine," said the old man, munching a salted almond.
Laura Lean Jibbey, peanut brittle, a little almond cream on the neck muscles, dishes unwashed, half an hour's talk with the iceman, reading a package of old letters, a couple of pickles and two bottles of malt extract, one hour peeking through a hole in the window shade into the flat across the air-shaft--that's about all there is to it.