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" Oranges should be peeled, and cut or separated, as the diner chooses. Grapes should be eaten from behind the half-closed hand, the stones and skin falling into the hand unobserved, and thence to the plate. Never swallow the stones of small fruits; it... "
Manners and Social Usages - Page 200
by Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood - 1918 - 2 pages
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The Usages of the Best Society: A Complete Manual of Social Etiquette

Frances Stevens - Etiquette - 1884 - 201 pages
...half-closed hand, the stones and skin falling into the fingers unobserved, and thence to the plate. The pineapple is almost the only fruit which requires both knife and fork. A knife and fork are both used in eating salad, if it is not cut up before serving. A large lettuce...
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Good manners for all occasions

Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster - History - 1910 - 376 pages
...hand, the stones and skin falling into the fingers unobserved, and thence to the plate. Never swallow the stones of small fruits ; it is extremely dangerous....the only fruit which requires both knife and fork. "So much has the fork come into use of late that a wit observed that he took everything with it but...
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A-B-C of good form

Anne Seymour - Etiquette - 1915 - 110 pages
...hand, the stones and skin falling into the hand unobserved, and thence to the plate. Never swallow the stones of small fruits; it is extremely dangerous....took everything with it but afternoon tea. The thick chocolate, he observed, often served at afternoon entertainments, could be eaten comfortably with a...
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