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Wil′liam Tell′


n.
a legendary Swiss patriot of c1300 forced by the Austrian governor to shoot an apple off his son's head with a crossbow.
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Noun1.William Tell - a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archerWilliam Tell - a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
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Every schoolboy knows that Rizal published 'Noli Me Tangere' in Berlin in 1887, but not many know that Rizal translated Friedrich Schiller's 'Wilhelm Tell' into Tagalog, or that he translated five fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen from a German translation into Tagalog.
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