The oldtimer would have bombarded it with a large brunette pill about the size and color of a damson plum.
""Speaking of Operations--"" by Irvin S. Cobb
Damsons and green gages will probably require more sugar, while prune plums may require less.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The effect of this neglect is particularly obvious in apples, pears, and damson-plums.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Damascena is the word used in Pliny for the district round Damascus, and damson originally meant the Damascus plum.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Cover with a thin layer of plum (blue damson preferred) marmalade, and cover with top slice of toasted muffin.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
There are also two species of the Plum, the Purple and the White Damson, which have only now reached their maturity.
"Mirror of the Months" by Peter George Patmore
With dark blue, astringent skins, and dry, sour flesh, the ancient plums called damsons aren't good for eating fresh.