Spruce-fir

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spruce-fir any tree of the genus Picea of the pine family (Coniferæ), or the wood of such a tree
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. Pruce—Late L. Prussia, Ger. Preussen.

Usage

In literature:

Boughs of spruce-fir formed no contemptible couches.
"The Log House by the Lake" by William H. G. Kingston
Cheenbuk retired to a neighbouring spruce-fir and stretched himself under its branches.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
Its banks were clothed with spruce-fir and dense underwood.
"Fort Desolation" by R.M. Ballantyne
The only large timber in the vicinity grows on the banks of Hayes and Nelson Rivers, and consists chiefly of spruce fir.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
Their beds were spruce fir tops, and their coverlids their buffalo robes which they carried strapped on their backs.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Wood fibres are divided into two classes, the harder woods, such as spruce, fir, etc., and the softer, such as poplar, cottonwood, etc.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
The spruce firs are looking very bad; many of them are nearly dead.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
But when the oak and the birch trees dropped their leaves, Sharptooth carried her fire to a fir or a spruce.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Boughs of spruce and fir were brought from the woods and strewn in the bunks under the blankets.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Spruce or fir in name, but resembling hard pine or larch in appearance, quality and uses of its wood.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
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In news:

The foundation is offering a selection of 200 Sitka spruce, Western red cedar and Douglas firs .
THE PINES FARM White and Scotch pine, Norway spruce and Douglas fir , as well as pre-cut Fraser firs .
Smokies biologist surveying spruce- fir moss spider.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park biologist Glenn Taylor uses a hand lens to search for the spruce- fir moss spider on Mount Love along the Appalachian Trail earlier this month.
If you tucked presents under a faux Douglas Fir or hung ornaments on a reusable Norway Spruce, you've got more company than usual this year.
If you tucked presents under a faux Douglas Fir or hung ornaments on a reusable Norway Spruce, you’ve got more company than usual this year.
Fraser fir is the dominant tree species in the park above 6,000 feet and is co-dominant with red spruce in spruce fir forests above 4,000 feet.
Skip the Christmas tree lot for a fresh-cut fir, spruce or pine.
Smokies biologist surveying spruce-fir moss spider.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park biologist Glenn Taylor uses a hand lens to search for the spruce-fir moss spider on Mount Love along the Appalachian Trail earlier this month.
We're talking about the conifer, the umbrella term for cone-bearing trees such as the spruce, fir, pine, cypress and cedar.
New research shows that the genome of conifers -- a division that includes spruces, pines and firs -- has hardly changed since the days of the dinosaurs .
Pines, firs and spruces are aplenty this year, just waiting to be adorned with twinkling lights and ornaments.
Though our Front Range squirrels do harvest pine cones, they more often frequent groves of Douglas-fir or Englemann spruce, possibly because larger Abert's squirrels chase them away from the ponderosa pines .
Searching for the spruce-fir moss spider in the Smoky Mountains.
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