from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as larch.


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  • That the same Cat-Bird should find its way back, every spring, to almost the same branch of yonder larch-tree, -- that is the thing astonishing to me.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • Read lines that tell why he asked the larch-tree for its roots.

    The Elson Readers, Book 5

  • A gum called larch-tree sulphur, chewed by both natives and settlers, is also obtained from these forests.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • He was singing from the top of our one small larch-tree, and I had stopped near the bridge to look and listen, when a milkman entered at the

    Birds in the Bush

  • A merry little bird was singing on a larch-tree, but nothing more.

    Heidi (Gift Edition)

  • This sounds as if the merits of the larch-tree had been indeed a hobby with him, but when one comes to enumerate them one does not wonder that a man should feel his life very usefully devoted to establishing so valuable a tree in his native country, and that the pains and pride it brought him should have awakened sentiment enough to make him desire to make his last cradle from his favourite tree.


  • A painting by Bularchus, which Candaules had purchased for its weight in gold, executed upon the wood of the female larch-tree, and representing the defeat of the Magnesians, evoked universal admiration by the beauty of its design, the truthfulness of the attitude of its figures, and the harmony of its colouring, although the artist had only employed in its production the four primitive colours: Attic ochre, white, Pontic

    King Candaules

  • The emperor, purposing to chastise them for their refusal, caused his whole army to march straight towards that castle, before the gate whereof was erected a tower built of huge big spars and rafters of the larch-tree, fast bound together with pins and pegs of the same wood, and interchangeably laid on one another, after the fashion of a pile or stack of timber, set up in the fabric thereof to such an apt and convenient height that from the parapet above the portcullis they thought with stones and levers to beat off and drive away such as should approach thereto.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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