from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sapling of oak.


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  • Were planting of these woods more in use, we should banish our hoops of hazel, &c. for those of good copse-oak, which being made of the younger shoots, are exceeding tough and strong: One of them being of ground-oak, will outlast six of the best ash; but this our coopers love not to hear of, who work by the great for sale, and for others.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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