white cedar

Definitions

  • Arborvitae. White Cedar
    Arborvitae. White Cedar
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white cedar slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
    • n white cedar small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White cedar (Bot) an evergreen tree of North America Thuja occidentalis), also the related Cupressus thyoides, or Chamæcyparis sphæroidea, a slender evergreen conifer which grows in the so-called cedar swamps of the Northern and Atlantic States. Both are much valued for their durable timber. In California the name is given to the Libocedrus decurrens, the timber of which is also useful, though often subject to dry rot. Goodale. The white cedar of Demerara, Guiana, etc., is a lofty tree (Icica altissima syn. Bursera altissima) whose fragrant wood is used for canoes and cabinetwork, as it is not attacked by insect.
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Usage

In literature:

The others stood under an old white cedar tree that shadowed all round.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
Other trees that will burn well when green are cedar, white ash, locust or white oak.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
In this attitude the White Whale now shook the slight cedar as a mildly cruel cat her mouse.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
I play for all de white folks dances down at Cedar Shades, up at Blackstock.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
It seemed that, without warning, a group of white-clad men were in a cedar grove up there.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
They stumbled on, between the frozen hills by the dark pointed cedars, over the bare white fields.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The cup was constructed of fine cedar bark fiber; the outside was ornamented with the white egg cases of some insect.
"Ohio Arbor Day 1913: Arbor and Bird Day Manual" by Various
Dere was a half mile of cedars on both sides of de road leading to de fine house dat our white folks lived in.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Tall cedar trees shadowed the white gravestones.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Then the white stranger walked away, and Mopsa and the fairies sat down on a bank under some splendid cedar-trees.
"Mopsa the Fairy" by Jean Ingelow
In the chill white moonlight outside she could see the pointed tops of the cedars rising like silver spires.
"The Ancient Law" by Ellen Glasgow
Pine, fir, spruce, white cedar, white oak, maple, and ash are found.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
Cedar, White, 106, 295.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
My house was a three-story cedar log building known as the White House, near the corner of Salaberry Street and Mount Pleasant Road.
"Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years" by Samuel Thompson
In front was an avenue of twisted cedars, and, closing the perspective, a glimpse of white columns and green blinds.
"Sons and Fathers" by Harry Stillwell Edwards
We passed old St. Michael's churchyard, where the old cedar bed loomed like a soft, dark shadow among the white tombstones.
"Tripping with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
The wood used is the swamp or white cedar.
"Indian Scout Talks" by Charles A. Eastman
Racing boats are generally built of cedar, sometimes of white pine.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
Tea was in the garden, which spread in wide cedar-decked lawns round the great white house.
"The Graftons" by Archibald Marshall
She felt light enough now to "fly" over the road back to the Cedars, to show the invitation to Mrs. White.
"Dorothy Dale's Great Secret" by Margaret Penrose
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In poetry:

Her faithful virgin throng,
May lay her in her cedar litter,
Decking her coverlet with sprigs of gold,
Roses, and lilies white that best befit her.
"Elegy on a Lady, whom Grief for the Death of her Betrothed Killed" by Robert Seymour Bridges
There's a warrior hunting o'er prairie and hill,
Who in sunshine or starlight is eager to kill,
Who ne'er sleeps by his fire on the wild river's shore,
Where the green cedars shake to the white rapids' roar.
"The Strong Hunter" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Still bathed in its moonlight slumber, the little white house by the cedar
Stands silent against the red dawn;
And nothing I know of who sleeps there, to the travail of day yet unwakened,
Behind the blue curtains undrawn:
"Reveille" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

In news:

White tailed squirrels in Cedar Rapids.
South African musician Johnny Clegg - often referred to as the "white Zulu" - will perform with his band at the Cedar Cultural Center this Thursday.
Taking one of the heavy-duty white cedar planters at the Victory Garden, he attached a tall wooden lattice to the back and put two casters on the bottom.
Montgomery, N.Y.-based Russin Lumber is now carrying Eastern White Cedar shingles from Bardobec, a manufacturer located in Daaquam, Quebec.
Construction has begun on the staging area for the White Pine Trail just off Maple and Second Streets in Cedar Springs.
The dream of the city of Cedar Springs for a staging area along the White Pine Trail came one step closer last week with the donation of a piece of property to build it on.
The paddles are made of white pine, red cedar, and butternut.
The largest of the three Atlantic white cedar swamps is in the hamlet of North Sea.
On Friday, for the second time in two weeks, I visited the largest of the three Atlantic white cedar swamps in the hamlet of North Sea with a fellow naturalist.
White cedars cloak lake's rocky cliffs.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The names of two Iowans have been sent to the White House for consideration in filling a federal judgeship.
0It's a collaborative effort to plant Northern White Cedar Trees in a period of three weeks.
For an entire Minnesota winter, Peter Happel Christian left a thick stack of black and white photo paper, tied up with twine, on a cedar pallet in his snowy backyard.
A Cedars Home in Black and White .
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The names of two Iowans have been sent to the White House for consideration in filling a federal judgeship .
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