white fir

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white fir medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
    • n white fir medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White fir (Bot) a name given to several coniferous trees of the Pacific States, as Abies grandis, and Abies concolor.
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Usage

In literature:

Some are upwards of fifty feet long, cut out of a single tree, either fir or white cedar, and capable of carrying thirty persons.
"Astoria Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving
I ken the wood, but the firs may be black or white for what I can tell.
"Stories by English Authors: Scotland" by Various
He had de firs' boardin' school for young white ladies.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Now the white firs, with their white bark, and the red-barked yellow pines begin to appear.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
He sees their white dresses among the firs.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
When we started, the earth was white on every hand, and the firs and spruces were like huge white umbrellas.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
There every fir branch swayed under a tuft of white, and the brown refuse of the year was all hidden away.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
They were built of fir, with very little paint, very few ropes, and had very white canvas.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
Black and white drawing of a fir tree.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
Within three hundred yards Chippy saw a white house before him in lee of a fir coppice.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
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In poetry:

A poacher's widow sat sighing
On the side of the white chalk bank,
Where under the gloomy fir-woods
One spot in the ley throve rank.
"The Bad Squire" by Charles Kingsley
"What divides this land with white foam
Is the Alps. The black means fir forests.
Beyond them, bathing in the yellow sun
Italy lies, like a deep-blue dish.
"Father Explains" by Czeslaw Milosz
What trees grow on the Chung-nan hill?
The white fir and the plum.
In fur of fox, 'neath 'broidered robe,
Thither our prince is come.
His face glows with vermilion hue.
O may he prove a ruler true!
"In Praise Of A Ruler Of Ts'in" by Confucius
… O'er uplands fresh swift sped my sleigh…
A light snow fell; along the way
Stood firs and birches slender.
The former pondered deep, alone,
The latter laughed, their white boughs shone;—
All brings a picture tender.
"A Meeting" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

THE PINES FARM White and Scotch pine, Norway spruce and Douglas fir , as well as pre-cut Fraser firs .
often he cannot tell whether a tree is white or grand fir .
Chad White of Oso cuts down a Douglas fir in the Darrington cemetery on Wednesday.
Victor Pagan, a Troubleman with the Vacaville office of Pacific Gas and Electric secures the star to the top of the sixty-foot tall white fir tree in downtown in preparation for Tuesday night's Merriment on Main ceremony.
NC farm to deliver White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser fir from Ashe County.
The official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir, arrives in a horse-drawn carriage at the North Portico of the White House, Nov 23, 2012.
Permits are available for dead, down and standing piñon and juniper, ponderosa, aspen, Douglas and white fir.
I passed through a stand of fir and out onto the bare ridge, and there it was: the squat white structure where Jack Kerouac spent 63 days as a fire lookout in the summer of 1956.
The official White House Christmas tree, an 18-foot-6-inch Fraser Fir from Jefferson, N.C.
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In science:

The stationary noise is generated 50 seconds by first using 4 independent realizations of Gaussian white noise and then passing them through FIR filters having transfer functions that approximately match the design curves.
Model-independent test of gravity with a network of ground-based gravitational-wave detectors
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