Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree.

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  • noun The bark of the birch tree, especially the white bark of the paper birch, Betula papyrifera.
  • noun A piece of this bark, formerly used for writing on.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree
  • noun a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree

Etymologies

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birch +‎ bark

Examples

  • The troughs in the cement become shallow graves; the birchbark on her wrists in one of the Daphne images is a bracelet and also a bandage.

    When One Act Colors a Lifetime of Work

  • 'Come, get a fire started,' he commanded, drawing out the precious matchbox with its attendant strips of dry birchbark.

    The Wisdom of the Trail

  • How to carry fire in a piece of smouldering fungus wrapped in birchbark.

    Michelle Paver - An interview with author

  • With its full stealth, supersonic cruise capability, and electronics that make the Starship Enterprise look like a birchbark canoe, it is utterly unmatched as a fighter aircraft.

    Matthew Yglesias » Government for Sale

  • We are literally still in the birchbark canoe stage of space exploration, testing the waters.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

  • There are ship models, death masks of Lincoln and Beethoven his favorite composer, a gun collection, horse ecorches, an authentic birchbark canoe, a native American drum, a skull with a bowler hat, saddles, and a lantern slide projector, which he used for projecting up his preliminary drawings.

    N.C. Wyeth's Studio

  • Due to my completely unbalanced love of canoes -- birchbark canoes in particular -- the images that first come to mind when thinking of N.C.

    Quest for Immortality

  • There are ship models, death masks of Lincoln and Beethoven his favorite composer, a gun collection, horse ecorches, an authentic birchbark canoe, a native American drum, a skull with a bowler hat, saddles, and a lantern slide projector, which he used for projecting up his preliminary drawings.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Walls and roofs were made of horizontal boards, insulated with birchbark, and covered with weather-tight wooden shingles.42 Other Acadian house-types varied in the construction of walls.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Two days after the battle, the Indians began to torture their captives by fire and water, burning them with birchbark torches.

    Champlain's Dream

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