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African golf ball

and African grape
n. a watermelon. (Alludes to an early stereotype of Americans of African descent being very fond of watermelon. Forced, contrived, and demeaning.) When he said we were having African grapes for dessert, I though he meant sherbet. Look at the size of that African golf ball!
See also: African, ball, golf

African grape

See also: African, grape
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Because it was very quiet and very dark it reminded him more of his beloved African jungle than did the noisy and garish streets surrounding it.
Mr Snittle Timberry now appeared, arm-in-arm with the African Swallower, and, being introduced to Nicholas, raised his hat half a foot, and said he was proud to know him.
This gentleman sat on the left hand of Nicholas, to whom he was introduced by his friend the African Swallower, from the bottom of the table, with a high eulogium upon his fame and reputation.
The conversation threatened to take a somewhat angry tone when it had arrived thus far, but Mrs Crummles opportunely interposed to prevent its leading to any violent outbreak, by making some inquiries of the literary gentleman relative to the plots of the six new pieces which he had written by contract to introduce the African Knife-swallower in his various unrivalled performances.
This done, Mr Vincent Crummles returned thanks, and that done, the African Swallower proposed Mrs Vincent Crummles, in affecting terms.
For one moment he hesitated; then he seemed to see the contumelious sneer of the African juggler of cards; and then he walked straight to the green door and knocked against it.
19 as part of the 15th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival.
Her book is both a biography of a worthy subject and a much-needed primer on African world history, sprinkled liberally with John Henrik Clarke's thought-provoking and ear-catching lectures.
One of the members said, "Your Holiness, there's a minor issue," and proceeded to explain the divided opinions about showcasing something African in the liturgy.
Ethiopia was the only African country to rebuff European colonization, repulsing Italian invaders in 1806.
She bought manuscripts by author Sandra Kitt, who, in 1983, had the distinction of being the first known African American author to write for Harlequin.
Ultimately, the challenge faced by those who educate African American males of all socioeconomic groups is to convince them to exhibit the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to achievement.
Ultimately, however, in drawing attention to the very existence of these magazines, this book contributes to both African American studies and women's studies and will be useful to scholars looking for insight into the day-to-day experience of African American women as readers, consumers, and business people in the postbellum period.
The report, Income of Black Women in Canada, examines the level and distribution of income among African Canadian women.
However, the variant identified by Stefansson's group explains only a fraction of the newly reported association between prostate cancer and African ancestry in the critical stretch of chromosome 8.
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