William Tell

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Wil′liam Tell′

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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Named after Pontius Pilate, you know, that shot the apple off of William Tell's head.
Zurich was congratulated on the possession of a Paragon of public virtue; and William Tell, in the character of benefactor to Switzerland, was compared disadvantageously with Mrs.
I never lose a note of this opera if I can avoid it; the music of William Tell is so sweet."
As for you, illustrious descendant of William Tell, you will straightway get together your clothes which are in my room and which annoy me, and go out quickly to another lodging."
I suppose William tells them of our splendid doings.
The Korea National Opera is currently presenting Rossini's final opera "William Tell" at the Seoul Arts Center until this Sunday, as the opera's premiere performance in Korea.
1307 William Tell is reputed to have shot the apple off his son's head on this day.
[U.S.A.], July 6 (ANI): American television personality Lauren Conrad welcomed his baby boy, Liam James, with husband William Tell.
Lauren Conrad revealed earlier this year that she and husband William Tell are expecting their first child and the former reality star posted on (https://laurenconrad.com/blog/2017/01/updates-hello-baby-bump/) her LaurenConrad.com blog  to show her growing baby bump for the first time Tuesday. 
OPERA William Tell, Welsh National Opera Birmingham Hippodrome ?????
Two new productions, Rossini's William Tell and Moses in Egypt, lead the season and explore the liberty of nations, while a revival of Bizet's Carmen examines personal liberty and what it means to be a free woman.