hemlock-spruce love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American fir, the Tsuga Canadensis: so called from the resemblance of its branches in tenuity and position to the leaves of the common hemlock, Conium maculatum: commonly called simply hemlock.


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  • We require an infusion of hemlock-spruce or arbor-vitae in our tea.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • The hemlock-spruce, as it is sometimes called, is, I think, the most beautiful of the family.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

  • We require an infusion of hemlock-spruce or arbor-vitæ in our tea.

    Walking [1862]

  • Said Felix Adler to his hemlock-spruce, "Vivat, crescat, floreat"; and a sentiment much like it was implied in Sol Smith Russell's words to the grove's master as they finished putting in his linden together -- for he was just then proposing to play Rip Van Winkle, which Joseph Jefferson had finally decided to produce no more: "Here's to your healt ', undt der healt' of all your family; may you lif long undt brosper."

    The Amateur Garden

  • The hemlock-spruce is slower of growth than the pines, but its wood is of very little value.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • The oak lives longer than the pine, and the hemlock-spruce is perhaps equally long lived.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • Abies Canadensis (hemlock-spruce), not abundant, some on the West Branch, and a little everywhere.

    The Maine Woods

  • The fragrant carpet of cedar or hemlock-spruce sprigs strewn lightly over the earthen floor, was to them a luxury as great as if it had been taken from the looms of Persia or Turkey, so happy and contented were they in their ignorance.

    Lost in the Backwoods

  • Atkinson's is something more, and Felix Adler's hemlock-spruce, the maple of Anthony Hope Hawkins, L. Clark Seelye's English ash, Henry van

    The Amateur Garden


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