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apple

1. obsolete slang A baseball. The first baseman snatched the apple out of the air and tagged his base, then threw it to the second baseman for a double play.
2. slang In hockey, a pass that enables one's teammate to score a goal; an assist. The Red Wings' forward plucked a timely apple in the final seconds of the game to seal a 4–3 victory over the Oilers.
3. offensive slang An ethnic slur for a Native American who adopts the speech, clothing, behavior, beliefs, or values typical of Caucasian Americans. The term refers to the idea that such a person is "red" (a common slur for the appearance of Native Americans) on the outside but "white" (Caucasian) on the inside. The senatorial candidate has been an outspoken advocate for the rights of Native Americans, but some within the community have labeled him an apple for being too entrenched in white politics and business.

apples

1. slang Stairs. From Cockney rhyming slang, in which "apples" is a shortening of "apples and pears," which rhymes with "stairs." Primarily heard in UK. My legs were so tired that I could barely climb the apples up to bed!
2. slang Good; fine. From rhyming slang, in which "apples" is a shortening of "apples and spice," which rhymes with "nice." Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Oh yeah, she's apples here—nothing to worry about!
3. vulgar slang Testicles. She kicked the man right in the apples when he tried to grope her in the bar.
4. vulgar slang Breasts. Her tight-fitting top outlined her lovely apples in a most seductive manner.
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apple

1. n. a baseball. Jim slammed the apple over the plate, but the ump called it a ball.
2. n. an American Indian who behaves more like a European than an Indian. (see also banana. Rude and derogatory.) Stop acting like an apple all the time!
3. n. a breast. (Usually plural. Usually objectionable.) Look at the firm little apples on that girl!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree, The Angel of the Fire rose up and not a word said he.
As Adam was a-working outside of Eden-Wall, He used the Earth, he used the Seas, he used the Air and all; And out of black disaster He arose to be the master Of Earth and Water, Air and Fire, But never reached his heart's desire!(The Apple Tree's cut down!)
And now twelve thousand acres of it are in apples. It's a regular show place for the Eastern guests at Del Monte, who run out here in their machines to see the trees in bloom or fruit.
I'll climb for some apples. They all grow high -- the tree had to reach up to the sunlight."
"But you may be, to-morrow; then you'll be sorry you didn't eat the apple," said he.
"If I am, I'll eat the apple then," promised Dorothy.
Double grog was going on the least excuse; there was duff on odd days, as, for instance, if the squire heard it was any man's birthday, and always a barrel of apples standing broached in the waist for anyone to help himself that had a fancy.
The Crab then gave his wife the same directions as before, only this time the apple which she received from the black man was of gold.
Anne looked at Marilla through the apple blossoms, her eyes aglow with interest.
The two friends set out towards "Eve's Apple." It is unnecessary to mention that they had first gathered up the money, and that the archdeacon followed them.
The condition that had brought her to him passed in an illness, but she was like one who has discovered the sweetness of the twisted apples, she could not get her mind fixed again upon the round perfect fruit that is eaten in the city apartments.
And when he was gone, she almost quarrelled with meNo, I should not say quarrelled, for we never had a quarrel in our lives; but she was quite distressed that I had owned the apples were so nearly gone; she wished I had made him believe we had a great many left.
He put the carbine away in its boot, mounted, and waited impatiently, balancing the shirt of apples on the pommel.
Before the castle gate all was as the fox had said: so the son went in and found the chamber where the golden bird hung in a wooden cage, and below stood the golden cage, and the three golden apples that had been lost were lying close by it.
And whoso kisseth those apples high, Who kisseth once is a king, Who kisseth twice shall never die, Who kisseth thrice--oh, were it I!-- May ask for anything.