yellow oak

Definitions

  • Chinquapin Oak. Chestnut Oak. Yellow Oak
    Chinquapin Oak. Chestnut Oak. Yellow Oak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellow oak medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
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Usage

In literature:

I had sighted the rifle among the yellow leaves of the fallen oak an hundred times.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
There was a yellow and withered stump some way off, seen under the drooping branches of a lofty oak.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The oak leaves are turning russet gold, and the sycamores are yellow green.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
In an oak chest we found a tumbled heap of yellow letters.
"John Ingerfield and Other Stories" by Jerome K. Jerome
And besides, there are no boughs now but those red and yellow crackling oak-leaves, dull and dead like the season itself.
"Sintram and His Companions" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
Helen never would have tired riding through those oak groves, brown and sear and yellow, with leaves and acorns falling.
"The Man of the Forest" by Zane Grey
Frost, gales, and abundant rains have more than half stripped the oaks of their yellow leaves.
"Afoot in England" by W.H. Hudson
Paul, you see if you can tell yellow birch from oak this time!
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The maple leaves were yellowing, the oak leaves turning red.
"Philip Winwood" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Oak, elm, beech, and birch, all have yellow spots, while retaining their groundwork of green.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
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In poetry:

The birds are hushed; alone the wind,
That through the woodland searches,
The red-oak's lingering leaves can find,
And yellow plumes of larches.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The yellow kitten purred on the hearth,
While the kitchen clock, with its frame of oak,
In the corner stood, like a sentinel,
And challenged time with its measured stroke.
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr
The gorse is yellow on the heath,
The banks with speedwell flowers are gay,
The oaks are budding, and, beneath,
The hawthorn soon will bear the wreath,
The silver wreath, of May.
"The First Swallow" by Charlotte Smith
But that far lime tree yellowing by the oak,
Warning oak, elm and poplar and each fresh tree
Shaking in the south wind delightedly,
And clover in the closeness of the grass,
Warns also me.
"The Lime Tree" by John Freeman

In news:

Although we rarely have the colorful changing of the leaves in autumn, I remember driving to Arkansas one October to observe the brilliant hues -- fiery reds, bright oranges, yellow-greens -- of the maples, red oaks and tupelos.
As promised to a reader, here is my recommendation for a yellow wall color to go with natural oak woodwork .
Louis' Jordan Oakes (left) on the original album art for the Yellow Pills: Prefill.
The Lopez Lobos lost their captain to yellow cards for the state semifinal against Klein Oak, but spirits are high, as evidenced by the newly-dyed blue hair the Lobos are sporting.
View full size Mark J. Terrill/The Associated Press Chris Horner (center in yellow jersey) rides with the peloton during the final stage of the Tour of California on Sunday in Thousand Oaks.
Louis ' Jordan Oakes (left) on the original album art for the Yellow Pills: Prefill.
Second time is the charm for Yellow Ostrich (with Samuel Fickie and Strand of Oaks) at the Gramophone, Wednesday, November 7.
Included is a 5- or 6-foot Fringed Colonial Flag as well as a 7-inch Gold-Plated Eagle, 2-Piece Polished Oak Pole, 8-pound Liberty Floor Stand and Golden Yellow Cord and Tassels.
As promised to a reader, here is my recommendation for a yellow wall color to go with natural oak woodwork.
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