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George
Posted: 19:30 Saturday 7 September 2013


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The other day, while waiting for a bus, I picked an apple off an apple tree next to the bus stop and started eating it.


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Harald
Posted: 20:08 Saturday 7 September 2013


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I have just read about apple in the glossary at the end of chapter 5, “World of plants”, under the section LIVING THINGS in volume 1, “The world of nature”, of the Reader’s Digest Library of Modern Knowledge.

The apple (genus Malus) belongs to the family Rosaceae and is descended from the wild crab apple. Apples may be grown for cooking, eating, or making cider.


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Vera
Posted: 09:38 Sunday 8 September 2013


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The expression “apple of [one’s] eye” appears in several places in the King James Version of the Holy Bible (Deuteronomy 32:10, Psalm 17:8, Proverbs 7:2, Lamentations 2:18). Apples and the apple tree are lovingly mentioned in the book of the Song of Solomon, while Proverbs 25:11 compares a well-spoken word to “apples of gold in pictures of silver”.


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Vicky
Posted: 10:06 Sunday 8 September 2013


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“Apples and pears” is Cockney rhyming slang for “stairs”.


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Sophie
Posted: 10:44 Sunday 8 September 2013


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If you sit under an apple tree, an apple may fall on your head. This is because the apple is being attracted towards the Earth by a gravitational force of magnitude GMm/r², where m is the mass of the apple, M the mass of the Earth, r the distance of the apple from the Earth’s centre, and G the universal gravitational constant.


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Sylvia
Posted: 18:29 Sunday 8 September 2013


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Guglielmo Tell is an opera by Gioacchino Rossini which recounts the legend of a Swiss hero forced to shoot an arrow at an apple placed on the head of his son.


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Ian
Posted: 19:35 Sunday 8 September 2013


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Loose Royal Gala apples currently cost 45 pence each at my local Sainsbury’s Local.


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