At the base of each tuft, from the apex to 1 ft. or more down the younger branches, there is a fleshy, green, awl-shaped leaf, from 2 in.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
Fungi with awl-shaped teeth or spines, Hydnei.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
The leaves, which are produced in tufts, are seven or eight inches in length, erect and cylindrical, or awl-shaped.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Subulicornia: with awl-shaped antennae; applied to a combination of Odonata and Ephemerida.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
In their walks the English met with working implements made of shells, and sharpened stones shaped like axes, scissors, and awls.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The genus is characterized by awl-shaped spines which are distant at the base.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The Arbor-vitae has both awl-shaped and scale-shaped leaves.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The leaves are shaped like a cobbler's awl, rigid, and end in sharp points.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
The stems are densely clothed with numerous dry, awl-shaped scales, an inch or more long.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
The crowns are broad, somewhat awl-shaped, and of nearly equal size.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
Calyx top-shaped, 5-nerved, with 5 nearly equal teeth which are awl-shaped, and when old rather spiny-pointed and spreading.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
The branches are numerous and slender, furnished with sharp, awl-shaped spines.
"Woodland Gleanings" by Charles Tilt
Tip of branchlet, showing awl-shaped leaves, enlarged.
"Michigan Trees" by Charles Herbert Otis