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The motions will “ripen,” in the rather charming legislative argot applied to this aggressively charmless process, next Tuesday.
Perhaps Snickers should have let Barr and Lewis ripen another 20 years.
Certain washed-rind cheeses ripen in just weeks, others over the span of a few years.
The first, in 1990-91, was necessary, launched only after circumstance and great diplomatic effort had allowed it to “ripen.”
The plants ripen very fast and emit an aromatic odor, increasing in strength as the plants ripen.
They never top their tobacco, and the leaves never ripen together.
I perceive that the amount of nicotine in a great measure depends on the extent to which the leaf is allowed to ripen.
(p. 443) The leaves ripen sooner if the plant is topped, while the quality is much better.
Our Indian corn will not ripen and all I saw of it was a few little garden patches.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy