Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The elevation above the sea-level at which timber ceases to grow. It differs in different climates.
“Also, it was eighty miles to Haines Mission, and the great Chilcoot, far above the timber-line, reared his storm-swept head between.”
“Above timber-line, fireless, for two days, he struggled blindly to find lower levels.”
“It was a 'cold' camp, far above the timber-line, and he had not burdened his sled with firewood.”
“But above the glacier, which was also above timber-line, was naught but a chaos of naked rock and enormous boulders.”
“Over the ice-scoured rocks, and above the timber-line, the trail ran around Crater Lake and gained the rocky defile that led toward Happy”
“At Sheep Camp, the Scales, across Chilcoot, above timber-line in the first swirl of autumn snow, Father Christmas sang his quatrain.”
“The zero line indicates the position of the recent polar timber-line.”
“There were chamois up in that country too and black cock in the woods below the timber-line and big hares that you found sometimes at night when we were coming home along the road.”
“They set off minutes later, heading higher into the timber-line of the mountains, following a narrow trail dotted with the spoor of mountain goats and big-horn sheep.”
“He saw them, with picks, and gold pans wandering happily during the wonderful Alaskan summer and fall, and when the frost paints the green above timber-line with russet and gold and the Northern Lights beckon them back to the settlements, he saw them arrive, tired, penniless, perhaps, but satisfied, and already planning the next trip into the magnetic golden hills.”
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