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Letter "C" » cucumber
«To so interpret the language of the act is to extract more sunbeams from cucumbers than did Gulliver's mad scientist.»
«And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.»
«And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? / We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: / But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.»
«Raw cucumber makes the churchyards prosperous»
«He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw, inclement summers.»
Author: Jonathan Swift
«'A cucumber is bitter.' Throw it away. 'There are briars in the road.' Turn aside from them. This is enough. Do not add, 'And why were such things made in the world?'»
«A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing»
Author: Samuel Johnson