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Pine borer

Definitions

  • Work of Round-headed and Flat-headed Borers in Pine
    Work of Round-headed and Flat-headed Borers in Pine
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pine borer (Zoöl) any beetle whose larvæ bore into pine trees.
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Usage

In literature:

In the silence of morning he could hear the pine-borers at work in the log he was sitting on, scra-ape!
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
A year or two later some ants and borers began excavating their deadly winding ways in the old pine.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
It is wonderful to hear the auger of the pine-borer, now thawed into life, crunching its unseen way through the wood.
"In New England Fields and Woods" by Rowland E. Robinson
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