fir tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fir tree any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fir tree fẽr" trē` See Fir.
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Usage

In literature:

A boom was formed of trunks of fir-trees, strongly bound together, and fastened by great cables to the shore.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Trees stand on the right and trees on the left; there is a tall spruce fir at the back.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Gypsy whirled around and stood triumphant under the fir-tree, her eyes snapping merrily.
"Gypsy's Cousin Joy" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
And the fir trees composing the dominant stand are of nearly the same age.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
Fir-trees grew tall and dark on the banks of the stream, casting strange shadows on the sunny waters.
"Undine" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée
Again: 'In Scandinavia the tree-limit is indicated by the birch; in the Alps, by firs.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 438" by Various
He shall yield up his hide Riven as woodmen fir-trees rive!
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
But the little Fir Tree wished ardently to become greater.
"Christmas" by Various
Now, look at that hole in the little fir-tree yonder.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
Here there were fewer trees, a sprinkling of pine and fir, and wider open spaces.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
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In poetry:

The fir-trees, gathering closer in the shadows,
Listened in every spray,
While the whole camp with "Nell" on English meadows
Wandered and lost their way.
"Dickens In Camp" by Francis Bret Harte
By the tall dark fir tree he sings
Morn after morn still,
Shy and bold he flits and sings
Tinily sweet and shrill.
As I go out
His song follows me about ...
"The Wren" by John Freeman
—That little wood of hazel and tall pine
And youngling fir, where oft we have loved to see
The level beams of early morning shine
Freshly from tree to tree.
"How He Saw Angus The God" by C S Lewis
O brook, running down your mossy way,
I hear only your voice
And the murmuring fir-trees;
Where are your children?
Where are the magic stones, your children?"
"The Brook And Its Children" by Hilda Conkling
O the red heather on the moss-wrought rock,
And the fir-tree stiff and straight,
The shaggy old sheep-dog barking at the flock,
And the rotten old five-barred gate!
"Chillingham" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The intense young lady seen in a dream long gone
Ringleted, lonely in her villa by the sea
Peers through a misted window, sees the floating swan,
Wild geese whiten the sky, lighten the fir tree
Shrill, sound-shattering solitude.
"Lightning For Atmosphere" by Marya Zaturenska

In news:

After spending two weeks high up in a fir tree, the 7-year-old lynx that baffled experts at Northwest Trek finally came down — dead.
NC farm to deliver White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser fir from Ashe County.
Rodney Richardson of Mt Rogers Christmas Tree Farm won the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association's annual competition with an 8-foot tall Fraser fir.
A selection of noble firs at Pronzinis Christmas Tree Farms lot at the Yolo County Fairgrounds.
But when shopping for a pre-cut tree, how do you know a fir is really fresh – and that it will last to Christmas.
If you were to travel back in time 100 million years to look for your Christmas tree , you would find firs nearly identical to the ones sold today.
If you were to travel back in time 100 million years to look for your Christmas tree, you would find firs nearly identical to the ones sold today.
Two other students, Sarah Clemons and Monica Alvarado, drew a Fraser fir tree and a Venus Fly Trap.
George Kallimani checks one of the Fraser fir trees obtained from a farm in Virginia and sold at McKinley Terrace Garden Center in Mishawaka.
One local grower calls the Fraser fir the "Cadillac of trees".
The World Bank, CIA and other Washington-area customers won't be getting the giant Christmas trees they ordered after Superstorm Sandy buried a Maryland farm in more than 2 feet of snow and snapped many of the 15- to 35-foot firs.
Silver and gold bells hang over Bellagio's 45-foot-tall Shasta fir, the largest holiday tree ever displayed at the Las Vegas resort.
A fir tree crashed on the hunter's tent Monday morning, killing him quickly.
SEAL ROCK – From a distance, the 120-foot-tall "tree" doesn't look any different than the surrounding firs located just south of Ona Beach State Park and east of Highway 101.
Butler Tree Farm sells eight different varieties of trees , ranging from $25 for a Scots pine to $85 for a Fraser fir, the latter of which Butler calls "the Cadillac of trees .".
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