brown oak

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brown oak large tree of Australasia
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Usage

In literature:

It dries a pleasing brown, not unlike old oak.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Gather up thy heels, wilt thou, and run to my great oak coffer, and bring yon brown hood I set aside.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
A simple finish is obtained by the application of a coat of paste filler of a soft brown color, if oak has been used.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
This is a very dark finish relieved by high lights of lighter brown and is known as Antwerp oak.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
Where a beech stands amongst them, it is perfectly green, and the oaks all around quite brown.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
As we mount, the soil grows of a richer brown; and there are woods of oak where herds of swine are feeding on the acorns.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
The patch of brown by the rustling scrub oak glimmered before his eyes.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
By and by a wood pigeon cooed softly somewhere in the shadows, and a brown thrush perched on a bare oak bough began to sing.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
The sapwood whitish, the heartwood "oak" to reddish brown.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Miss Ellen S. Brown 1.00 Oak Park.
"The American Missionary--Volume 49, No. 02, February, 1895" by Various
The water-oaks were in a golden-brown haze, and the room was full of rich light.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
By and bye a wood pigeon cooed softly somewhere in the shadows, and a brown thrush perched on a bare oak bough began to sing.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
And now to us two, O my fine oak-trunk seamed with scars, gashed with wounds whence trickle the brown drops smelling of the tan-yard.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Oak, maple and elm leaves, brown, red and yellow, lay thick on the ground.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Her color was rather high and her face looked strangely clean-cut against the background of dull brown oak.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
The young oaks keep their brown leaves.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
Dull browns and purples show where oaks still hold their leaves.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
At last, a little dome-shaped mound of grasses, half hidden among the dry brown oak leaves and wild geranium, gladdened her eyes.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
We then saw that the hammering had made it into a firm brown ball nearly as large as an oak gall.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
The road was very pleasant this Autumn evening; great oaks grew on either side, their brown leaves rustling musically overhead.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
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In poetry:

The hoar and mantled oak,
With moss and twisted ivy brown,
Bends in its lifeless beauty down
Where weeds the fountain choke.
"Autumnal Nightfall" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Against the gaunt, brown-purple hill
The bright brown oak is wide and bare;
A pale-brown flock is feeding there--
Contented, still.
"In Dark Weather" by Mary Webb
And deep within the wooded lane
The oak and pine, in plaintive call,
Unto the wintry tide complain,
As leaves and brown nuts constant fall.
"Waiting Their Crowns" by Folger McKinsey
Heigho for an eye as blue as the sky
And a mouth that's red and tender;
For a chin that's round and a cheek that's brown
As the oak leaves in November.
"A Song" by James Edwin Campbell
The inlaid copper laurel of an oak
shines though the brown-bricked glass above your head
as bright as whiskey, while the wintry breath
of lines from Mandelstam, which you recite,
uncoils as visibly as cigarette smoke.
"Forest Of Europe" by Derek Walcott
We hear thy threats, Virginia! thy stormy words and high
Swell harshly on the Southern winds which melt along our sky;
Yet not one brown, hard hand foregoes its honest labor here,
No hewer of our mountain oaks suspends his axe in fear.
"Massachusetts To Virginia" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Ruth Helen Brown, 87, of Black Oak died Thursday, Nov 3, 2005, at her residence.
Brown-Forman announces Early Times 354 Bourbon, a deep amber colored whiskey made with pure water, select grains, propriety yeast and distilled in select oak barrels.
A memorial service for Leander Carney Brown, 73, of Oak Bluffs will be held in Waban Park (Dennis Alley Park) at 10 am on July 3.
Ex-heavyweight boxer Mark 'Oak Tree' Brown sentenced to jail on Salem County lewdness charge.
View full size Sunbeam file photo/Lori M. Nichols Former heavyweight boxer Mark "Oak Tree" Brown is seen in practice in this August 2005 file photo.
Ex-heavyweight boxer Mark ' Oak Tree ' Brown sentenced to jail on Salem County lewdness charge.
A security guard holds the door open to the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship education center as an unidentified person walks in carrying a Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Brown jersey before a memorial service Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, in Dallas.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, right, and his wife Candice, center, arrive a a memorial service for practice squad member Jerry Brown at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, in Dallas.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. Huntsville-based Teledyne Brown Engineering, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc, was awarded a cooperative agreement by NASA to foster the commercial utilization of the International Space Station.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, right, and his wife Candice, center, arrive a a memorial service for practice squad member Jerry Brown at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, in Dallas .
CURT BROWN and LARRY OAKES, Star Tribune.
Folsom's Jake Browning, Vista del Lago's Matt Jimison and Oak Ridge's Jason Samuels are among the Sac-Joaquin Section's most successful and prolific passers this season.
Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church, located on Brown's Branch Road in Hampton, was organized in 1894.
Ida Lou Brown Stephens, retired principal of Linden Elementary School in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins (left) and nose tackle Jay Ratliff react as they leave Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship following a memorial service for teammate Jerry Brown Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the church in Dallas.
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