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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Apple-pie Bed.
 
A bed in which the sheets are so folded that a person cannot get his legs down; from the apple turnover; or, more probably, a corruption of “a nap-pe-pli bed.” (French, nappe pliée, a folded sheet.)   1
 


 Apple-john (An).Apple-pie Order. 

 
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