- a large extra dividend, often in the form of stock, to be distributed to stockholders: Profits zoomed so in the last quarter that the corporation cut a nice melon.
- any windfall of money to be divided among specified participants.
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Right when the melons were set to burst from their buds and balloon into juicy orbs, a two-month dry spell hit, and Ochoo’s fledgling watermelons withered.Mixing trees and crops can help both farmers and the climate|Jonathan Lambert|July 14, 2021|Science News
How to store peaches, corn, melons and more summer produceCherries should always be stored unwashed in a breathable produce bag in the refrigerator.A guide to stone fruit: How to choose, ripen, store and cook with it|Aaron Hutcherson|July 9, 2021|Washington Post
Friday night’s five-course dinner will begin with a melon gazpacho, followed by a roasted Cornish turbot caught by a local fisherman and served alongside locally grown new potatoes, greens and wild garlic pesto.Live updates: G-7 leaders commit to donating 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines as summit begins|John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Eugene Scott, Felicia Sonmez|June 11, 2021|Washington Post
It’s like drinking a bowl of fruit — strawberries, cherries, melon, plus lots of smiles and fun.Keep this Spanish red wine on your counter for easy refills — at the equivalent of under $8 a bottle|Dave McIntyre|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
GREAT VALUEThis nice cava lives up to its name, with delicious flavors of red berries and melon, and a fine bead of bubbles.The pandemic bubble may be starting to burst. Celebrate with bubbles all under $20.|Dave McIntyre|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
Rhode Island Reds will not eat melon rinds, banana peels, orange skins, pickles, or onions, F.Y.I.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do they realize that karela is a bitter melon, popular from China and India to Trinidad and Vietnam?‘Chopped’: Why I’m Obsessed with Food Network’s Reality Competition Show|Jace Lacob|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The man who wrote about hulking linebackers nibbling melon in the Texas dusk.
But how could they bronze that stubby little body, the melon head, the double chin?Richard Ben Cramer Dies: Iconic Writer Had an Unerring Ear for Dialogue|John Avlon|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rachel “Bunny” Melon wanted John to be the next president so he could “rescue America.”Edwards Staffer Andrew Young Offers Shocking Testimony About His Boss|Diane Dimond|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"Take some melon, Mr. Mudge," said we, as with a sudden bolt we recovered our speech and took another slice ourself.
The bread-fruit is somewhat similar in shape to a water-melon, and weighs from four to six pounds.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Neither the pine-apple nor water-melon grow in Teneriffe, but abundance of the latter are brought from Grand Canary.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
We left Parkers melon on his doorstep to chaperon itself, and turned back with him.
As we came out we saw across the court that the melon had been taken in, so judged that Parker had returned.