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  • n. The conical fruit of a fir tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cone-shaped fruit of the fir.


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  • That is the flop of a giant toad in the undergrowth; that is the patter of some primeval fir-cone falling to rot among the ferns.

    The Waves

  • He no longer believed that the earth was formed like a fir-cone; he believed it to be round, and eternally falling through immensity with such prodigious speed that its fall was not perceived.


  • Below were partly visible a fir-cone coloured brocaded silk pair of trousers, socks spotted with black designs, with ornamented edges, and a pair of deep red, thick-soled shoes.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • As she said this, she forthwith took several seeds of the fir-cone, and cracking off the thin skin, she placed them in a handkerchief and presented them to Pao-yü.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Begin at the top of the frame, and make it higher and more imposing than the sides; put first a fir-cone, and then a couple of beech-nuts, and then an oak-ball, or a piece of lichen, and so on.

    Little Folks (October 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • Brydges family: _Arg. on a cross sable, a leopard's face, or, differenced by a fir-cone gules_, should be noticed, as they seem clearly the same as those on the armour of the unknown knight in the

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.] A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Espicopal See

  • The plump of a falling fir-cone, the pop of the sunripe pods,

    A Handbook for Latin Clubs

  • We now behold Dionysus at the head of a large army composed of men, women, fauns, and satyrs, all bearing in their hands the Thyrsus (a staff entwined with vine-branches surmounted by a fir-cone), and clashing together cymbals and other musical instruments.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

  • For a moment it seemed to Edith as if all the world were blotted out, and then again the hum of bees, the chirrup of birds, the fall of a fir-cone, the call of the cock-pheasant in the wood sounded obtrusively, making the girl's voice as she continued speaking appear far off and indistinct.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • He was walking towards her up the long side of the school field, kicking a large fir-cone as he walked.

    Death at the Opera


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