apples
   obsolete
   the testicles
   Victorian humour or exaggeration:
    By this piece of boldness, with its French phrase and its sexual innuendo about apples (Victorian slang for testicles), Vivian springs to life. (Ashton, 1991, quoting an article written by G. H. Lewes on 13 April 1850)

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