One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A press for crushing fruit, typically apples, to make cider.
- ‘Using the cider press involves two steps: The apples are ground into a lumpy, juicy mush, then the mush is squeezed to separate the juice from the pulp.’
- ‘Fred has spent hours in one of the outhouses getting the old cider press to work.’
- ‘We tried the Hamptonne Country Life Museum - complete with cider press and cabbage bread - which provided an entertaining picture of how people lived on the land down the centuries.’
- ‘He presented a design enhancement of the cider press to the councillors for their views.’
- ‘They all went to the cider press and drank except myself.’
- ‘We lived in Bodmin, and the farm next door had a cider press.’
- ‘She revealed that a cider press used by Helen Mirren in the new calendar belonged to her and Terry.’
- ‘The largest tool with a wooden screw known to the author is a lever-and-screw style of cider press that was used at Jordan, Ontario, in the nineteenth century.’
- ‘At the rear of the property is a complex of farm buildings, including an open-fronted cowshed and small barn with cider press.’
cider press/ˈsīdər ˌpres/
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