virgin forest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n virgin forest forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
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Usage

In literature:

It is a work of art, and was found in the virgin forest in digging.
"Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2" by Richard Henry Bonnycastle
Five or six different species of their genus grow in these virgin forests.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
A large part of the way lay through virgin forest.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
A pioneer comes to a spot in the virgin forest which pleases him and proceeds at once to cut down the trees in order to make a clearing.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
At first sight they produce the impression of a virgin forest of oaks.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Once over the saddle of the mountain, we descended rapidly into a region of almost virgin forest.
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
Only they hadn't, because that was virgin forest, too.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Besides the wonderful view it affords, its western end gives a unique example of absolutely virgin forest.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
I have merely set apart for him so many acres of swamp and virgin forest.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
It was a virgin forest.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Finally, passing through the thousand difficulties which a virgin forest offers in the night time, he came to a small clearing.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
It was there, on this flat, that I beheld the most majestic, the finest virgin forest that existed in the world.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
Far from man, sir, in the virgin forest.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Csanyi had four hundred acres of virgin forest to forty acres of arable land.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
Most of the way the journey was through virgin forest.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
Where St. Louis should have been, there was virgin forest.
"A Woman's Place" by Mark Irvin Clifton
We were in the mouth of a fine river, banked by high bluffs covered with thick virgin forest.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
Every year more of the virgin forest on the mountainside is cleared and planted to young apple and peach trees.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
I neither love nor understand anything except my virgin forest.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
The virgin forest of America is usually no place for the ordinary sportsman.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
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In poetry:

Voicelessly the forest Virgin
Vanished! but one look she gave -
Keen as Niobean arrow
Thro' the maiden's heart it drave.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
A fire blazed up within his breast,
He mounted on an aimless quest,
He laid his virgin lance in rest,
And through the forest drove O!
"The Young Knight: A Parable" by Charles Kingsley
White petals of the virgin snow,
With sprigs of ivy here and there,
They deck the forest monarch's brow,
While breezes whistle through his hair.
"Waiting Their Crowns" by Folger McKinsey
The lofty bank, and level plain,
With wide-mouth'd maitland stretch'd to view,
Look'd out upon the inland main,
And back, where virgin forests grew.
"Goderich" by Thomas Frederick Young
Thus may the nymph, whene'er she spreads the fan,
In his true colours view perfidious man,
Pleas'd with her virgin state in forests rove,
And never trust the dangerous hopes of love.
"The Fan : A Poem. Book II." by John Gay
We primeval forests felling,
We the rivers stemming, vexing we, and piercing deep the mines
within;
We the surface broad surveying, we the virgin soil upheaving,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
"Pioneers! O Pioneers!" by Walt Whitman

In news:

High levels of ozone and acid rain , pollution normally associated with industrialization, have been found for the first time over the virgin rain forests of Central Africa.
ST THOMAS, US Virgin Islands – Sean Armand scored 28 points and Lamont "Momo" Jones added 21 as Iona cruised to a 94-68 victory over Wake Forest Saturday in the Paradise Jam.
Last year, the New York Times reported on the staggering environmental impact of making super-soft toilet paper from virgin forests.
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In science:

The Queensland Department of Forestry (1983) research programme has provided an extensive database sampling virgin, logged and silviculturally treated forests.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
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