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the state of being ripe

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So when the soul of the poet has come to ripeness of thought, she detaches and sends away from it its poems or songs,--a fearless, sleepless, deathless progeny, which is not exposed to the accidents of the weary kingdom of time; a fearless, vivacious offspring, clad with wings (such was the virtue of the soul out of which they came) which carry them fast and far, and infix them irrecoverably into the hearts of men.
Where it scores is by coupling those traditional features with a gentle, light texture and by reinforcing that complexity with the pear and sweeter spice touches built into its background ripeness.
Scientists at the University of Georgia wanted to know if the survival and growth of Salmonella in and on raw tomatoes is affected by tomato variety, stage of ripeness and storage temperature.
I exaggerate, of course, but pears are certainly rum old things, and we have to make sure we find them at the perfect ripeness in order to enjoy their wonderful flesh and unmistakable flavour.
Finding themselves suddenly above the mist ceiling they swear they were in a cornucopia of wimberries of such lush ripeness and size that it would be impossible to carry more than five in a Dai cap.
Warm soil can be an asset in a cool climate, while it can have an undesirable effect on early ripeness in a warm climate.
uk From the Vallee de l'Aude, an unoaked Malbec fwith a mixture of fruit, balanced ripeness and brightness.
The Reisling 2014 comes from the middle Mosel area, from grapes picked early at Kabinett-level ripeness.
Stone-Manning as a lens to explore the elision of standing and ripeness in the Ninth Circuit.
The gardener is interested in getting fruit, similar in shape, size, color and ripeness.
However, this mechanization process is influenced by the variability of many factors such as the structure, size and form of the plants and the non-uniformity of fruit ripeness.
Felix Instruments' F-750 is a handheld NIR/Vis Produce Quality Meter that non-destructively measures sugars, dry matter and moisture in produce to identify and track ripeness from harvest to sale.
Wh| CRANBERRIES can be tested for ripeness by bouncing them.
Developed for farmers to test the ripeness of tehir product, medics have found it can detect the condition before symptoms appear.
UV concentration, degree of ripeness, postharvest storage conditions, and processing, each can significantly alter the amounts of nutrients and bioactive components.