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Grapes

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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 were beyond his reach went away saying, “I see they are sour.”

Wild grapes. What has been translated “wild grapes” (Isaiah v. 2–4) the Arabs callwolf-grapes.” It is the fruit of the deadly nightshade, which is black and shining. This plant is very common in the vineyards of Palestine.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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