Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An oak-tree, Quercus rubra, common in eastern North America, there extending further north than any other species. Its height is from 70 to 90 feet. Its wood is of a light-brown or red color, heavy, hard, strong, and coarse-grained, now much employed for clapboards and cooperage, and to some extent for inside finish. A Texan variety is smaller, with the wood much closer-grained. Also
- n. Another American species, Q. falcata, the Spanish oak. See Spanish.
“Her family held hands and paused in a moment of silence under the flag before escorting her red-oak casket, made and donated by Trappist monks in Iowa.”
“Travis Jackson walks through his modest ranch house, admiring the kitchen's built-in spice rack and the red-oak floors.”
“And certainly purists remain, such as Tommy " Buck Buck " Sattler of Islip, N.Y., who rigged his 325-square-foot getaway with New York Giants football paraphernalia, seven TVs, a red-oak bar top, and urinal in the bathroom.”
“During the month before hard frost she walks two days to red-oak hills”
“I wanted to match my home's existing red-oak planks installed in 1978.”
“As he trudged through the red-oak woods with his son one recent morning, Peck spotted a deer, standing still as a painting, and took aim, firing a single shot that cracked the early-morning silence.”
“Like pressed flowers or a red-oak rocker Great stuff here.”
“Inside, the 101EX features machined aluminum, the richest leather, rosewood and red-oak veneers.”
“A red-oak leaf fell on to his lapel, another on to his knee;”
“Then he thrust the battered red-oak length theatrically toward his closet, "Take that, you White villain!”
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