Stone-pine

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stone-pine a Mediterranean nut-pine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stán; Ger. stein, Dut. steen.

Usage

In literature:

I roamed around, sat on sunny stones, and lay in the shade of pines.
"The Young Forester" by Zane Grey
As a little stone in a running stream, it seems to lie and pine.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
The trees upon the southern bank were all pines; as if they had been carved from black stone they stood rigid against the saffron sky.
"To Have and To Hold" by Mary Johnston
And the redwood is more beautiful even than the stone-pine of Italy.
"The Californiacs" by Inez Haynes Irwin
If you passed straight through, you came out upon a terrace, where grew a magnificent stone-pine and some robust agaves.
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
Some houses were of stone, but more of adobe, and there seemed to be no fertile country round, and the hills about had small pines on them.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
They hunted in the Weald with stones, and camped in the pines of the green-sand.
"Hills and the Sea" by H. Belloc
On looking up I saw the topmost branches of a solitary stone-pine one dazzle of flames.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
And now, perched upon one enormous mass of stone, there towered upward a beacon of blazing furze and pine.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Halfway between my cabin and the Rim, in the pine woods, is a well-kept grave with a neat stone and an iron fence around it.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
For we were near enough now to see stone pines and chestnut-trees.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
Perhaps the best idea of their figure may be obtained by fancying an Italian stone-pine grown out of recollection.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
They found pine cones and odd stones, with, here and there, a bright flower.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
The front room was twenty feet across, and had a stone hearth and a floor of dressed pine.
"The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories" by Mary Hallock Foote
In the midst of it was a cart in which lay a rude pine coffin which the crowd was showering with stones.
"Peggy Owen Patriot" by Lucy Foster Madison
And the pine cone, being light, did not sink down in the snow as a stone would have done.
"The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
A few days afterwards (March 4th), a second pair were discovered breeding on a big stone-pine in a different district.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
They hunted in the Weald with stones, and camped in the pines of the green-sand.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
The first place I tackled was a large stone front on Pine street.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
The pine-knots cast dancing shadows on the stones.
"The Azure Rose" by Reginald Wright Kauffman
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In poetry:

Sprang the Helot--roar'd the vine,
Rent from grey, long-wedded stones--
From pale shaft and dusky pine,
Beat the fury of his groans.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"Oh woods, and heights of rugged stone,
Oh weariness of sky above me,
For ever must I pine and moan,
With none to comfort, none to love me,
Alone, alone?
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
By the white stones strewn on the dead pine needles,
Though night had fallen, he soon
Led the way out, and spied their humble cottage,
Low lying 'neath the moon.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.
"In The Mountains On A Summer Day" by Arthur Waley
Wordless moans the ancient pine;
Lake and mountain give no sign;
Vain to trace this ring of stones;
Vain the search of crumbling bones
Deepest of all mysteries,
And the saddest, silence is.
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She's in her lonely grave to-night beneath the Murray pines,
And haply in their breeze-swept song a requiem divines:
The people raised a little stone to keep her memory green,
And handed to the winds and rain the name of Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

They bought a run-down Edwardian mansion in Big Stone Gap, set to fixing it up and decided to fulfill their lifelong dream - they opened a bookstore and called it Tales of the Lonesome Pine Used Books , Music and Internet Cafe.
The 36-hole state play will be contested on the Lonesome Pine Country Club course in Big Stone Gap beginning Monday.
BARCELONA – The 241 residents of the tiny northwestern Spanish village of Peleas de Abajo used to be proud of the fertile land and pine tree groves surrounding their red-roofed stone homes.
But it was clear that Boulware had found Saxonia, because the smelter 's brick-and-stone chimney still stands among the pine trees.
"I'm no longer angry and pining for a reunion," Adler tells Rolling Stone.
The Cornerstone Bar & Grill makes its home at the corner of 38th Street and Pine Avenue, just a stone's throw from the Mercyhurst University campus.
When Doug Stone first impacted radio back in 1990 with his debut single, "Better Off in a Pine Box," listeners were introduced to one of the most distinctive traditional voices ever to hit country airwaves.
Tommy Milner Stone, 60, of Pine Bluff, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
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