One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A post in a weir or lock, in or on which a paddle works up and down.
Late 18th century. Origin unknown.
A late-ripening variety of apple with pale acidic flesh and yellow skin streaked or flushed with red, used chiefly for cooking.
Early 19th century. Apparently from Rymer, the surname of an apple grower in Thirsk, Yorkshire, who developed this variety 1750.
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