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n. Sports
A quick stamp of the foot used in fencing as a feint to produce an opening.

[French, from appeler, to call, from Old French apeler, to appeal; see appeal.]
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(əˈpɛl; French apɛl)
1. (Fencing) a stamp of the foot, used to warn of one's intent to attack
2. (Fencing) a sharp blow with the blade made to procure an opening
[from French: challenge]


(Dutch ˈɑpəl)
(Biography) Karel (ˈkaːrəl). 1921–2006, Dutch abstract expressionist painter
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Appel and Allied retained a minority interest in Aeolus and Appel will serve as the company's non-executive chairman.
On Thursday, Van Appel, executive director of the nonprofit arboretum, led community members on a tour of the finished product and showed visitors "how to take a meaningful walk in nature."
Appel began his fragrance career working at Synfleur, the flavor and fragrance division of Nestle, which Bell acquired in 1983.