I wasn't sure whether to include this, but in the end thought it a curiosity which might interest a few people; "object lessons" were a staple of the primary school curriculum in Victorian England, and here's the way "The Apple" would have been taught in thousands of classrooms throughout the country:
LESSONS ON OBJECTS
As given to children between the ages of six and eight
in a Pestalozzian School at Cheam, Surrey, 1873 (22nd edition).
Published by Seeley, Jackson and Halliday, Fleet street, London.
It is spherical,
The pips are:
brown on the outside when ripe,
white in the inside,
The core is
REMARKS ON WORDS
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