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  • n. Plural form of apple.
  • n. Stairs. Short for apples and pears.
  • n. Nice, fine.


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  • Abu Ghraib was not about 'a few bad apples 'and neither is our two-party Vichy regime. yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Abu Ghraib was not about \'a few bad apples\ 'and neither is our two-party Vichy regime.'

    Abu Ghraib was not about 'a few bad apples' and neither is our two-party Vichy regime.

  • Simmer for another minute and remove the apples from the pan, leaving as much of the butter-sugar mixture as possible.

    2009 May archive at

  • I'm just trying to inspire women to dress for the wonderful creation around them and be inspired by nature and other things around them: the pretty blue sky, a field of wheat shimmering in the dusk, or a bowl of shiny "Pink-Lady" apples from the market.

    Clothing Inspiration from Produce

  • The science of growing apples is called pomology, from the French word for apple, pomme.

    September in the Mexican sierra: an abundance of apples

  • I hope, and trust that Chief Vern White will remove the bad apples from the Ottawa police force.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • We shopped at the same Jitney Jungle and sometimes we would both be choosing apples from the same pile in the produce department.

    Eudora Welty (copy)

  • An embarrassment of apples is easy enough to deal with, either packing them in newspaper if they are the thick-skinned sort that keep, or slicing them, tossing with lemon juice and sugar and freezing them, ready for crumbles and winter breakfasts of stewed apple.

    Nigel Slater's runner bean chutney and simple pear tart recipes

  • But the problem with early apples is that they don't keep very well – a week or so at best.

    Gardens: Apple glut

  • "Derek Clark, 77, still young and loves apples," is how it describes the East Midlands MEP.


  • The solution to these problem is not to throw out the baby with the bath water by imposing a total ban on distance learning, but to remove the rotten apples from the barrel.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Education Unbanned!


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  • Cockney slang: apples (and pears) = stairs

    August 16, 2009