golden apples

golden apples

given by Venus to Hippomenes to distract Atalanta and win his race with her. [Class. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
See: Apple
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A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples.
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.
The garden, with its golden apples (oranges), is gone now--no vestige of it remains.
And again the goddess murky Night, though she lay with none, bare Blame and painful Woe, and the Hesperides who guard the rich, golden apples and the trees bearing fruit beyond glorious Ocean.
In political practice, therefore, they join in all coercive measures against the working class; and in ordinary life, despite their high falutin phrases, they stoop to pick up the golden apples dropped from the tree of industry, and to barter truth, love,and honour for traffic in wool, beetroot-sugar, and potato spirits.
Over the gable were "two golden apples, in which were two carbuncles," so that the gold might shine by day and the carbuncles by night.
And it was here that, guarded by a dreadful dragon, grew the golden apples which Earth gave to Hera on her marriage with Zeus.
The 'Hesperides' (named from the golden apples of the classical Garden of the Daughters of the Sun) are twelve hundred little secular pieces, the 'Noble Numbers' a much less extensive series of religious lyrics.
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.
As if a big round apple presented itself to my hand, a ripe golden apple, with a coolly-soft, velvety skin:--thus did the world present itself unto me:--
Which Farmer-General, carrying an appropriate cane with a golden apple on the top of it, was now among the company in the outer rooms, much prostrated before by mankind--always excepting superior mankind of the blood of Monseigneur, who, his own wife included, looked down upon him with the loftiest contempt.
The data showed a decrease in fruit prices as Ramazan came to an end, the highest decrease being registered in the price of golden apples that went down 23 per cent, dark red apples 18 per cent and bananas 5 per cent.