Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In America— the swamp white oak (see white oak, under oak)
- n. the swamp post-oak (see post-oak)
- n. the swamp Spanish oak (see pin-oak).
- n. In Australia— a broom-like leguminous shrub or small tree, Viminaria denudata (also called swamp-broom)
- n. a tree of the genus Casuarina, as C. suberosa, C. equisetifolia, or C. paludosa. (See she-oak.) These trees are of a handsome but funereal aspect.
“But these deciduous trees, that had rioted in green through spring and summer, wrapped themselves in robes to die, the thinner the more royal; the maples in scarlet, the swamp-oak in purple -- bloody purple where the sun smote on its upper boughs.”
“He turned, and beheld a tall figure, in whose face, albeit mossed like a swamp-oak with beard, beamed a cheerful earnestness that was as like Philip's enthusiasm as a star is like a comet.”
“Ah! -- But am I again mistaken, (his eye falling on the swamp-oak stick,) or don't you go a little lame, sir?”
“In one hand he carried a heavy walking-stick of swamp-oak; with the other, led a puny girl, walking in moccasins, not improbably his child, but evidently of alien maternity, perhaps Creole, or even Camanche.”
“In one hand he carried a heavy walking-stick of swamp-oak; with the other, led a puny girl, walking in moccasins, not improbably his child, but evidently of alien maternity, perhaps Creole, or even”
“W.S.W., for about two miles over good plains; then through light brushes of swamp-oak, cypress, box, and acacia pendula, for about twelve miles, to another creek leading northerly.”
“From the creek, I struck away to my left, and after penetrating through a belt of swamp-oak and minor shrubs, got on a small plain, which I crossed N.E. and, to my annoyance, found it covered with rhagodia and salsolae.”
“Beneath us to the S.E. the rich and lightly timbered valley through which the Morumbidgee flows, extended, and parts of the river were visible through the dark masses of swamp-oak by which it was lined, or glittering among the flooded-gum trees, that grew in its vicinity.”
“Rough-gum again made its appearance, with swamp-oak and a miserable acacia scrub outside.”
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