from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of the fir-tree.


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  • ‘First turn to the right up by the long fir-wood,’ he enjoined.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • Madam Benita Odam — for the name of the man who turned the wheel proved to be John Odam — showed me into a little room containing two chairs and a fir-wood table, and sat down on a three-legged seat and studied me very steadfastly.

    Lorna Doone

  • They came to the fence, beyond which the young fir-wood bristled dense.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • The houses, built of fir-wood, blazed like torches — a hundred and fifty flaming at once.

    Michael Strogoff

  • There is a dry fir-wood just ahead, if I remember rightly. '

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Just over the top of the hill they came on the patch of fir-wood.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • While Gimli and the two younger hobbits kindled a fire of brush - and fir-wood, and drew water, Aragorn tended Sam and Frodo.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Below us the hillside dipped three or four hundred feet in a sharp slant bushed over with young _darach_ wood; behind us hung a tremendous rock that few standing upon would think had a hollow heart Here was our refuge, and the dry and stoury alleys of the fir-wood we had traversed gave no clue of our track to them that might hunt us.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Thus it came as a relief to his ear, the removal of an oppression little longer to be endured, when he heard behind him what were apparently the voices of the odd-looking uncouth natives he had seen a quarter of an hour ago lurking, silent but alert and peering, phantoms of old story rather than humans, in the fir-wood near a defile made by a brawling cataract.

    Doom Castle

  • Louisiana; which is chiefly owing to the fat with which {333} they rub their skin and their hair, and to their manner of defending themselves against the moskitos, which they keep off by lighting fires of fir-wood, and standing in the smoke.

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing


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