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  • n. Plural form of pinaster.


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  • She saw only pinnacles and vast precipices of various-tinted marbles, intermingled with scanty vegetation, such as stunted pinasters, dwarf oak and holly, which gave dark touches to the many-coloured cliffs, and sometimes stretched in shadowy masses to the deep vallies, that, winding into obscurity, seemed to invite curiosity to explore the scenes beyond.

    The Italian

  • Its road carries you into the heart of the sierra which surrounds San Remo, a hill-country something like the Jura, undulating and green to the very top with maritime pines and pinasters.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • Instead, again, of the Scotch firs of Ascot, the pines are all pinasters

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • Having arranged my ground, I intend to plant it all round with the pinasters, and other varieties of the pine species, and in the interior I will have a rustic seat, surrounded by all kinds of evergreen shrubs (laurels in particular), and all varieties of the holly and cedar, and so forth, and this is to be called and entitled _Joanna's Bower_.

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • You must know that the pinasters you had the goodness to send me some time since, which are now fit to be set out of the nursery, have occupied my mind as to the mode of disposing of them.

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • From the precipice that hangs over the sea a few paces from the pinasters she is reported to have been carried off by Boreas; and these remains of the primeval forest have always been held sacred on that belief.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • These are to be left unplanted: so is the platform under the pinasters, whence there is a prospect of the city, the harbour, the isle of Salamis, and the territory of Megara.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • I have seen these pinasters from the extremity of the Piraeus, and have heard mention of the altar raised to Boreas: where is it?

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • _ Oh! I had forgotten that I proposed to myself a trip as far up as the pinasters, to look at the precipice of Oreithyia.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • Besides these 'I shall send you twelve stone or Italian pine, twelve pinasters, twelve black spruce firs, two Caroline cherries, thirty evergreen cytisus,

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2


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