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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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"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.
"Perhaps there won't be any apple then," he returned, beginning to eat the red-cheeked one himself.
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.
In the evening, while the Princess, with her mother and sisters, was standing at the window, the Prince suddenly galloped past on his steed and threw her the golden apple.
Anne tipped the vase of apple blossoms near enough to bestow a soft kiss on a pink-cupped but, and then studied diligently for some moments longer.
Anne looked at Marilla through the apple blossoms, her eyes aglow with interest.
Oh, look, here's a big bee just tumbled out of an apple blossom.
"Can I take the apple blossoms with me for company?" pleaded Anne.
"I kind of felt I shouldn't shorten their lovely lives by picking them--I wouldn't want to be picked if I were an apple blossom.
here goes for Eve and her apple," said the student, and taking Phoebus's arm.
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.
Aunt Olivia was married at five o'clock in the orchard under the late apple tree.
Farmers here are getting Rs 2500 to 4000 for a 25 kilograms box of apples. These varieties include Spur, Scarlet 2, Red Chief and Royal Delicious which are beating the international varieties of apple.