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oak tree

Definitions

  • They Hung Pinocchio to the Big Oak Tree
    They Hung Pinocchio to the Big Oak Tree
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oak tree a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves "great oaks grow from little acorns"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Old Gent in Oak Tree Old Gent in Oak Tree
IN THE HOLLOW OF THE OLD OAK TREE LEFT HIM LYING DEAD IN THE HOLLOW OF THE OLD OAK TREE LEFT HIM LYING DEAD

Quotations

  • Ethiopian Proverb
    Ethiopian Proverb
    “Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.”

Usage

In literature:

One was an oak, and the other a linden tree.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
The bark of the oak-tree, &c., ground by a mill into a coarse powder.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
He came into a forest of great oaks, the biggest oak trees in the whole world.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
But Bobby only laughed and ran higher up among the branches of the oak tree.
"Bunny Rabbit's Diary" by Mary Frances Blaisdell
One side of it was covered with ivy, and an immense live-oak tree stood in the garden.
"Five Happy Weeks" by Margaret E. Sangster
Is it possible that the severe frosts we sometimes have split oak trees?
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
After Scheggia, one enters a land of meadow and oak-trees.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
To the list of nut trees as utility trees there might be added the sugar maple, and certain species of prolific-bearing oaks.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The felling of the great oak-tree on the island.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
They leaned against the rough bark of a great oak tree, and stared blankly at each other.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Near by stood an oak-tree, in which a jay-bird was screaming and dancing in a jerky way.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
What she had said under the oak-trees was true.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
I knew there was a nest in the old oak-tree.
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
I am Oaky, your friendly oak tree.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Something beaked and huge appeared behind a monstrous oak-tree.
"Morale" by Murray Leinster
Some moving object caught his eye, not upon the ground as might have been expected, but up in the branches of a wide-spreading oak tree.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
The dead oak-tree having no leaves cast but a narrow shade, and that fell on the opposite side to where he was.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
A merry family group sat down, at noon, to the delicious dinner served under the giant oak-tree.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
When he had gone about half-way, the old man sat down to rest, leaning his back against a great oak tree.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
When he had gone about half-way the old man sat down to rest, leaning his back against a great oak-tree.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
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In poetry:

“Take both the shield ropes, take them straight,
And bind me to yon oak tree;
Then hie thee back to King Diderik,
And say thou hast conquer’d me.”
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
``I shatter the stubborn oak, and blanch
The leaves of the poplar tree,
And sweep all the chords of bough and branch,
Till I make them sound like the sea.
"The Wind Speaks" by Alfred Austin
I see the empty nests beneath the eaves;
No bird is near; the vines have died;
The orchard trees have lost the joy of leaves,
The oaks their lordly pride.
"The House" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
How clear the shadow of every tree--
The oaks and elms in stately line!
The lake is like a silent sea
Of emerald, or an emerald mine,
Till the forest thins to pine.
"The House In The Wood Beside The Lake" by Thomas MacDonagh
The elm lets fall its leaves before the frost,
The very oak grows shivering and sere,
The trees are barren when the summer's lost:
But one tree keeps its goodness all the year.
"The Pine" by Augusta Davies Webster
The right of the lady-birch to grow,
To grow as the Lord shall please,
By never a sturdy oak rebuked,
Denied nor sun nor breeze,
For all its pliant slenderness, kin to the stronger trees.
"My Right" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

A giant Heritage Oak tree towers over Edgewood College, as if protecting the people who work, study and create there.
When she climbs to the top of the oak tree that also currently functions as her home, Catherine-Ann MacDougal sees a wall of rock where half a hillside has been stripped away.
Keeping horses away from oak trees is important both for the trees and the horses according to Friends of the Oaks .
Horses and oak trees are harmful to each other.
Horses should not eat new leaves and ripe acorns of oak trees.
No one was injured when the top of an old oak tree fell on a home in Ridgewood, New Jersey, early Tuesday.
Williston Police, Williston Fire and rescue personnel responded to Oak Hill Road Tuesday morning after a pickup truck left the road and crashed into nearby trees.
A crew from AT&T repairs lines near the remains of the large, 400-year-old oak tree in Shelton, Conn. By Anne M Amato connecticut post.
Due to the unseasonably warmer temperatures this spring, the window for the transmission of oak wilt from diseased to healthy red oak trees has already started, the Department of Natural Resources announced today.
Lynda Nunn An Acorn Woodpecker in an oak tree on the property of Lynda Nunn of Walnut Creek.
Lynda Nunn, of Walnut Creek, shared her photo of an acorn woodpecker in an oak tree on her family's property.
Carolyn V Atkins, age 82, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the Oak Tree Villa Nursing Center in Jefferson City.
GAINESVILLE- Five people in Gainesville this evening are counting their blessings after a tree fell on their Tower Oaks Home.
A very large section of a oak tree broke off in the empty field behind the Safeway offices in Walnut Creek, Calif, on Wednesday Nov 28, 2012.
When we began tree farming, one of the first things we did was plant 500 white oak trees in former horse pastures.
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In science:

The tree is an enormously tal l tulip tree, which stood, with some eight or ten oaks, upon the level, and far surpassed them al l, and al l other trees which I had then ever seen, in the beauty of its foliage and form, in the wide spread of its branches, and in the general majesty of its appearance.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
One day the squirrel leaves its burrow, gets a cone near a pine tree, gets a nut near an oak tree and returns to the burrow leaving behind a path in the shape of a triangle having maximum area.
Oscar's Physics Phaire: A Collection of Problems
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