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William Tell

a legendary Swiss patriot forced by the Austrian governor to shoot an apple off his son's head with bow and arrow.
German Wilhelm Tell. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The new work was "William Tell," which was first brought out in Paris in 1829.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • They dined together and went to hear "William Tell" at the Opera.

  • Why did William Tell shudder when he shot the apple from his son's head?

    Games For All Occasions Mary E. Blain
  • I won't offer to come in, for William Tell may be knocking about.

    Hurricane Island

    H. B. Marriott Watson
  • We heard the other night at the opera-house "William Tell" unmutilated.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • Up to this point we had been in the heart of the William Tell region.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • There was all the story of William Tell and the Swiss independence.

    The Peterkin Papers Lucretia P Hale
  • Here was a hero of the style of William Tell and Masaniello.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
  • The name of William Tell was being spoken with the name of Washington.

    Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers

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