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grape

(Encyclopedia) grape, common name for the Vitaceae, a family of mostly climbing shrubs, widespread in tropical and subtropical regions and extending into the temperate zones. The woody…

sea grapes

(Encyclopedia) sea grapes: see tunicate .

grape hyacinth

(Encyclopedia) grape hyacinth, any plant of the genus Muscari of the family Liliaceae ( lily family), low plants with dense spikelike clusters of small, nodding flowers…

Sour Grapes

Director/Writer:Larry DavidDirector of Photography:Victor HammerEditor:Priscilla Nedd-FriendlyProduction Designer:Charles RosenProducer:Laurie LennardCastle Rock; R; 91 minutesRelease:4/…

Brewer's: Grapes

The grapes are sour. You disparage it because it is beyond your reach. The allusion is to the well-known fable of the fox, which tried in vain to get at some grapes, but when he found they…

The Devil's Dictionary: Grape

by Ambrose Bierce GRAMMARGRAPESHOTGRAPE -n. Hail noble fruit! — by Homer sung, Anacreon and Khayyam; Thy praise is ever on the tongue Of better men than I am. The lyre…

Brewer's: Sour Grapes

Things despised because they are beyond our reach. Many men of low degree call titles and dignities “sour grapes;” and men of no parts turn up their noses at literary honours. The phrase…

Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Grapes

by Aesop IntroductionThe Goose That Laid the Golden EggsThe Fox and the Grapes A hungry Fox saw some fine bunches of Grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis, and…