apple davy?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jan 21 05:16:26 UTC 2010

At 1/20/2010 10:12 PM, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
>SND: "Sugarallie" (with variants including "sugarolly"): licorice.
>SND: "Black-man" (sense 2): licorice.

OK, from
"Apple Davie, currant Tam, Sugar rollie, black man."
now we have that the last two are both licorice.  (Actually, that
would be somewhat unimaginative, wouldn't it?)
Are the first two both licorice also?  Or both something else?  Or
two somethings else?
(I still like Robin's applie pie and currant (Starbucks sells raspberry) scone.


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