• WordNet 3.6
    • n pining a feeling of deep longing
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Among the Pines Among the Pines
He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies
Work of Round-headed and Flat-headed Borers in Pine Work of Round-headed and Flat-headed Borers in Pine
In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting
White Pine White Pine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and white worms like fried pork rinds.
    • Pining Languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing.
    • Pining Wasting; consuming. "The pining malady of France."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.
    • n pining Punishment; torture.
    • n pining Suffering.
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  • Horace
    “The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.”
  • Fiona Macleod
    Fiona Macleod
    “A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.”
  • John Gay
    “But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.”
  • Agnes De Mille
    Agnes De Mille
    “Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.”


In literature:

Out of a thin soil grew pine trees and pine trees, scrub oak and scrub oak.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
We are now six miles from Cannondale, where we must procure our provisions, while Pine Island is less than three.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
Some are pine lands, some pine and hard wood mixed; and a small portion are cedar swamp lands.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
Norman sat near the bow, in order to attend to his torch of pine-knots.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Some of calico shirts and pine boughs.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Things at Aldercliffe and Pine Lea must be done and done well, and only what furthered that end counted.
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
Two large pine trees shaded the humble grave.
"The Basket of Flowers" by Christoph von Schmid
They were not pines as the explorers understood the word at home.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
What I want to know is, what is the difference between our pine lands and your pine lands?
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
To the end of his life the boy was to carry in his heart the picture she made there under the pines.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She fretted and pined and broke her heart for it away there in his world.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
When a pine forest is cut away, what kinds of timber are apt to come up in place of the pines?
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Tell them to meet me at the big pine, on the old trail.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
Avenues of pines resembled huge scrub; they cast strong shadows even in the greyness of the day.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
The stone pines with their pungent smell were the only things he liked; they were even better than the pines in the Grunewald.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
The Chiefs will also lead the singing in the pine grove every morning after breakfast.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
All were well covered with forests of pine.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
What pines were those!
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Then off would roam Sally, perhaps loitering around fair Ingleside, or returning to her beloved pine woods and leafy oak-tree.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
The fireplace in the cabin was built of rough stone, wide and high, and there he made him a brisk fire with fat pine and brushwood.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine

In poetry:

Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,
"Stars" by Sara Teasdale
With only gratitude
Instead of love -
A pine in solitude
Cradling a dove.
"No One So Much As You" by Edward Thomas
Wake, sisters, wake! the day-star shines;
Above Ephrata's eastern pines
The dawn is breaking, cool and calm.
Wake, sisters, wake to prayer and psalm!
"Hymn of The Dunkers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Green pine, unchanging as the days go by,
Thou art thyself beneath whatever sky:
My shelter from all winds, my own strong pine,
'Tis spring, 'tis summer, still, while thou art mine.
"The Pine" by Augusta Davies Webster
Than you to pine afar
Under the Southern Star,
And I to pine by Keevin's ruined altar,
Watching the cliffs of Clare
Fade in the evening air,
Telling my beads for you in tones that falter;
"On Inisheer" by Anna Johnston MacManus
Cling to me, cling to me, lady mine,
Your lips are more than the red red wine,
Your flower white glows in the rosy shine,
We quaff to-day from a draught divine,
And still I pine, I pine, I pine!
"Passion" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel

In news:

Researchers at Northern Arizona University blared the Rush Limbaugh show at pine beetles to discourage them from eating trees.
The collection site will be St John United Church of Christ on Pine Street.
Pine Vista and Burning Tree.
I would like to thank the Pine Island Boat Club and all its members for helping to make the Christmas parade a great success.
Pining for pies at Bud's Broiler .
Raymond Theodore Brun , 65, of Pine, passed away on Monday, Jan 25, 2010, at a Boise hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center, located in Pine on Sunday, Jan 31.
Brun , 65, of Pine, passed away on Monday, Jan 25, 2010, at a Boise hospital.
A potluck and memorial service will be held at 2 pm at the Boise River Senior Center in Pine on Sunday, Jan 31.
Chris Pine plays the son who works in the vineyard.
'Joined Again': Capel , Gilmore Intersect Once More for Southern Pines.
REVIEWS Toro y Moi, 'Underneath the Pine.
After a couple moved to the area 14 years ago, they decided to open the Center of Attention Day Spa, which has expanded to offer more services to the residents of Pine Island.
A tornado that touched down in the Lake of The Pines area shortly after 5:30 PM on Monday evening has left approximately 2800 residents in Lake of the Pines and Alta Sierra without electricity.
Many landowners are looking to plant pine tree s on their property to replace dead trees or recently harvested pine plantations.

In science:

Pines, The motion of slow electrons in a polar crystal, Phys.
Monotonicity of the polaron energy II:General theory of operator monotonicity
An even more complex experiment exhibiting coherent state vector revival was performed by means of spin waves (Rhim, Pines and Waugh 1971).
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
Rhim, W.-K., Pines, A., and Waugh, J.S. (1971): “Time-Reversal Experiments in Dipolar-Coupled Spin Systems.” Phys.
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
Pines, in Neutron Stars: Theory and Observation, J.
Color Superconductivity in Compact Stars
Later, the self-energy corrections were included self-consistently [Monthoux and Pines 1992].
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
S pine(Φ) = {x ∈ Lit|(∃)Ξ ⊆ Φ, Ξ ∈ SAT , Ξ ∧ {x} ∈ SAT }.
Phase Transitions and all that
Definition 8 S pine(Φ) = {x ∈ V ar |(∃)Ξ ⊆ Φ, Ξ ∈ SAT , (∃)C ∈ C , x ∈ C, such that Ξ ∧ C ∈ SAT }.
Phase Transitions and all that
Pines for discussions on this and related topics.
On Migdal's theorem and the pseudogap
In Fig.1, we plot the time dependence of the surface strength of a small-scale magnetic field for a neutron star mo del with mass M = 1.4M[⊙] and with the equation of state of Pandharipande and Smith (see, e.g., Pandharipande, Pines & Smith 1976).
Convection in protoneutron stars and the structure of surface magnetic fields in pulsars
The timescales for evolution of currents in the core of a neutron star is extremely long (Baym, Pethick, & Pines 1969; Goldreich & Reisenegger 1992, hereafter GR92).
Magnetic Field Evolution During Neutron Star Recycling
IM is greatly indebted to the University of Houston for the use of e-mail, given that pine is currently not supported on the University of Surrey network.
Testing for Chaos in Deterministic Systems with Noise
Monthoux and Pines have obtained similarly high transition temperatures with their approach.
An unconventional Fermi liquid model for the optimally doped and overdoped cuprate superconductors
Barzykin and Pines (1995) have extended this framework into the doped region of the phase diagram.
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
Model calculations of the pseudogap in the ab–plane scattering rate have been done by Sto jkovi´c and Pines (1997) and by Branch (1998).
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
Pines and co–workers have developed the Nearly Antiferromagnetic Fermi Liquid (NAFL) model to describe the physics of the cuprate superconductors, reviewed in Pines (1997a) and Pines (1997b).
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey