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D00M
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 9:28:46 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

What does "spiked with stubble" mean in the following poem?

There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch,
Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.
For all
That struck the earth,
No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble,
Went surely to the cider-apple heap
As of no worth.
William39
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 10:28:53 AM

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the cut stalks of grain plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested, and referring when some fruit during the process of falling hit the stubbles.
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D00M
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 2:40:25 PM

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Thank you very much.
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