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  • n. Plural form of hackmatack.

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Examples

  • The word hackmatacks stopped me cold; from context it apparently referred to some kind of plant, but neither I nor my wife a New Englander was familiar with it.

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  • And the tamaracks larches, hackmatacks, whatever are turning gold.

    Monday no-roadkill report

  • Where I live now, there are neither dogfish nor hackmatacks, as the Great Intelligent Designer didn't bother to put them here, so they must exist only in the imaginations of East Coast liberals.

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  • A few hundred feet up The Mountain's side was a dark, deep dell, unwooded, save for a few spindling, crazy -- looking hackmatacks or native larches, with pallid green tufts sticking out fantastically all over them.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • Even still Charley could not understand how Skipper Zeb could know where to look for the particular hackmatack tree, standing alone among the spruces and quaking aspens, for at several points he saw lone hackmatacks in similar surroundings.

    Left on the Labrador A Tale of Adventure Down North

  • A few hundred feet up The Mountain's side was a dark deep dell, unwooded, save for a few spindling, crazy-looking hackmatacks or native larches, with pallid green tufts sticking out fantastically all over them.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • ” The pig dies, nothing can be done about it, and it is the profusion of detailhis feeling the ears of the ailing pig “as you might put your hand on the forehead of a child,” and the “beautiful hole, five feet long, three feet wide, three feet deep” that is dug for the pig among alders and young hackmatacks, at the foot of an apple treethat makes its death unsentimental and hard to bear.

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  • a dark deep dell, unwooded, save for a few spindling, crazy-looking hackmatacks or native larches, with pallid green tufts sticking out fantastically all over them.

    Elsie Venner

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