swamp oak

Definitions

  • Swamp White Oak. Swamp Oak
    Swamp White Oak. Swamp Oak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swamp oak large deciduous oak of the eastern United States with a flaky bark and leaves that have fewer lobes than other white oaks; yields heavy strong wood used in construction; thrives in wet soil
    • n swamp oak fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil
    • n swamp oak Australian leafless shrub resembling broom and having small yellow flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swamp oak (Bot) a name given to several kinds of oak which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak (Q. bicolor), swamp post oak (Q. lyrata).
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Usage

In literature:

On the thirtieth there was severe fighting in White Oak Swamp and on Frayser's Farm.
"Captains of the Civil War" by William Wood
Billah, or spears, are made of Belah (swamp oak) or Gidya.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
They had rounded a knoll abutting on the green line of ti-trees and swamp oak.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
It is fully 70 feet wide, having a pebbly bottom; on each side grow large swamp-oaks.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
Apply this rule to the situation at White Oak Swamp.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
At nine or ten in the evening, we withdrew from our position before Savage's Station, and marched rapidly toward White Oak Swamp.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
He was striking down toward White Oak Swamp.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
This was the battlefield of White Oak Swamp, fought on June 30.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
A mile from White Oak Swamp, some distance back of the road, lay the Engineer Brigade.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Seems to me my feet are swelling out like the bottom of a swamp-oak.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
About nine o'clock, we fell back to the White Oak Swamp, arriving there at midnight.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
Wilson's division of cavalry was thrown across the Chickahominy, and sent to seize Long Bridge in White Oak Swamp.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
It was constructed of white oak, which grew in a swamp on the estate.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, and on to Malvern.
"Reminiscences, Incidents, Battles, Marches and Camp Life of the Old 4th Michigan Infantry in War of Rebellion, 1861 to 1864" by O. S. Barrett
The place where swamp oaks grow is of a sort to command respect.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
The swamp white oak loves to stand in wet ground, sometimes even in actual swamps.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The swamp derived its name from a number of scrub oak trees that grew in it.
"Bart Keene's Hunting Days" by Allen Chapman
I am going to have the roads leading from White Oak Swamp to the Williamsburg road well broken up with subsoil ploughs.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet
This was an uninhabited tract, part oak and elm thicket, part alder-shaded swamp.
"Star of Mercia" by Blanche Devereux
But this district, usually so dry and substantial, is at the edge of the Chickahominy or White Oak Swamp.
"The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace" by Frederick Morse Cutler
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In poetry:

And ho! for stormy mountain cones,
Where headlong Winter leaps,
What time the gloomy swamp-oak groans,
And weeps and wails and weeps.
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall