from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the trees which produce mast; specifically, the cork-tree.
  • n. In India, a tall tree, Polyalthia (Guatteria) longifolia, handsome and much planted along avenues: so named doubtless from its erect habit, its wood being useless.


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  • He had been cutting down an enormous mast-tree, which was needed for a prop to the dam, and had hauled it down with two horses, one of which was a half-broken gray colt, unused to pulling in a team.

    Boyhood in Norway


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