currant


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Synonyms for currant

any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams

small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California

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Well, this story will be a nice handle for those folks who are so down on me for making currant wine, although I haven't made any for three years ever since I found out that the minister didn't approve.
And she rubbed it well in about my currant wine and how I'd always said it couldn't have the least effect on anybody.
Now what sort of person can that be," I asked myself, shaking my head, as I contemplated the changes before me, "who could put a rockery among vegetables and currant bushes?
The child 'ull run in if she's told, an' I know Hetty's lettin' her eat too many currants.
She started when she became conscious that some one was near--started so violently that she dropped the basin with the currants in it, and then, when she saw it was Adam, she turned from pale to deep red.
I frightened you," he said, with a delicious sense that it didn't signify what he said, since Hetty seemed to feel as much as he did; "let ME pick the currants up.
There's not many more currants to get," she said; "I shall soon ha' done now.
I'll help you," said Adam; and he fetched the large basket, which was nearly full of currants, and set it close to them.
Not a word more was spoken as they gathered the currants.
So he took up the basket of currants once more, and they went on towards the house.
Poyser, as she looked into the basket of currants to see if the fruit was fine, "run upstairs and send Molly down.
Hetty, once more in her own dress, with her neckerchief pushed a little backwards on this warm evening, was seated picking currants near the window, where Adam could see her quite well.
Hetty was moving across the kitchen with the currants, so her uncle did not see the little toss of the head with which she answered him.
And then, while the yellow richness of the declining sunshine still fell into the open space of the garden, Phoebe brought out a loaf of bread and a china bowl of currants, freshly gathered from the bushes, and crushed with sugar.
She baked either pies or cake for us every day, unless, for a change, she made my favourite pudding, striped with currants and boiled in a bag.