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ripe

(of fruit, grain, etc.) mature and ready to be eaten or used; fully developed

ripe

[rīp]
(botany)
Of fruit, fully developed, having mature seed and so usable as food.
(forestry)
Of timber or a forest, ready to be cut.
(geology)
Referring to peat, in an advanced state of decay.
(hydrology)
Descriptive of snow that is in a condition to discharge meltwater; ripe snow usually has a coarse crystalline structure, a snow density near 0.5, and a temperature near 32°F (0°C).

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The ballad is set in the same ripe, autumnal world as the odes, for just as Keats's ode "To Autumn" is filled "with ripeness to the core" (6) and the "Ode on Indolence" is "Ripe [with] the drowsy hour" (15), the fictional world of the ballad is ripely harvested too: "The squirrel's granary is full, / And the harvest's done" (7-8).
Study for Murmurs (1976)--in graphite and blue and pink colored pencil--conjoins inside two concentric semicircles the ripely fleshed torso of a woman and a baby.
Blind assessment: Is the fruit character of this coffee ripely spicy or disturbingly overripe?
This three-parter, ripely full of missing gold bullion and Glaswegian gangland rivalries, is called Dead Man's Chest and it's speckled with piratical angles like a pub called the Admiral Benbow and even a retired police chief called Robert Stevenson.
Sultry blond Italian model Anna Falchi plays the ripely exotic head-turner who arrives at the cemetery one day to mourn her late husband, severely upsetting Dellamorte's hormonal balance.