Ironbark

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ironbark (Bot) The Australian Eucalyptus Sideroxylon, used largely by carpenters and shipbuilders; -- called also ironwood. Also applied to other Australian eucalyptuses with a hard, solid bark
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ironbark In Australia, certain trees having a solid, close bark, especially species of Eucalyptus. See ironbark-tree.—
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Usage

In literature:

Just watch me catch him all alive, this man from Ironbark.
"The Man from Snowy River" by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
Good-bye, George, old man; I'm sorry we can't wire in with you; we'd soon knock out those posts and rails on the ironbark range.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
It was on an ironbark tree, around the base of which we soon were clamouring.
"On Our Selection" by Steele Rudd
Spotted-gum and Ironbark formed the forest; farther on, flooded-gum.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
The level ground was lightly timbered with ironbark and box.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
The trees growing here were casuarina, box, apple-gum, and ironbark.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
The country beyond the low range was more open for two miles; the only trees being ironbark.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
We first crossed more hills of the trappean conglomerate on which grew ironbark eucalypti and box.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The ironbark-trees are the first I have seen on this expedition.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
See, there is a good place, under that silver leaf ironbark, where it is rather dark.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
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In poetry:

When asked by the market for ironbark red,
It always occurs to the Wollombi head
To do a "mahogany" swindle.
In forests where never the ironbark grew,
When Jim is at work, it would flabbergast you
To see how the "ironbarks" dwindle.
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall