Where oranges

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  • orange: symbolic of Ireland's Protestant, Loyalist or British faction (especially in Ulster) → after the colour of the Dutch royal House of Nassau (or House of Orange), a Protestant dynasty whose prince became William III (William of Orange, King Billy) of England, Ireland and Wales, and defeated the Catholic monarch James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, thus securing the Protestant succession; as King Billy he became a hero to the Protestants of Ireland → HCE is a Protestant
  • oranges → the orangepeel that the Hen scratches up from the kitchen midden in the backyard of HCE's tavern when she finds the remains of ALP's letter (FW 110.29)
  • orange: in Basque the word for orange means "the fruit which was first eaten" → the Forbidden Fruit in the Garden of Eden
  • there is some connection to prostitutes ("fallen girls") here, but my memory fails me as to the details --Vijeno 17:35, 29 October 2008 (EDT)