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Mountain oak   /mˈaʊntən oʊk/   Listen
Mountain oak

Tall timber tree with hard heavy pinkish or light brown wood.  Synonyms: alpine ash, Eucalyptus delegatensis.

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"Mountain oak" Quotes from Famous Books

... Fortunately the storm of rain did not last for more than half-an-hour, but the high cold wind continued all the time we were on the ridge, which was several miles long, with steep slopes on either side. We were glad when we got to a more sheltered spot, where some mountain oak trees protected us from the wind, and at four o'clock, reaching a small scattered settlement called Sontuli, we determined, although early in the day, to stay there, as it was Rito's birthplace, and ...
— The Naturalist in Nicaragua • Thomas Belt

... was all gone and they were tired, they began to descend. It was growing dark; they had had a glorious day, and they were sorry it would soon be over. They stretched themselves on the ground beneath a mountain oak, and looked below them, past the Tower, across the roof of the palace to the city. There was no living thing in sight, except a bird which sailed across their view and disappeared. "Well, Robert," said Freddie, "I ...
— The Old Tobacco Shop - A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure • William Bowen

... is as easy to distinguish the sturdy, self-made man from the one who has been propped up all his life by wealth, position, and family influence, as it is for the shipbuilder to tell the difference between the plank from the rugged mountain oak and one from the sapling of the forest. If you think there is no difference, place each plank in the bottom of a ship, and test them in ...
— Architects of Fate - or, Steps to Success and Power • Orison Swett Marden

Words linked to "Mountain oak" :   eucalypt, eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree

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