Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A level sandy tract covered sparsely with pine-trees.

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Examples

  • The distance is eighteen miles, through an unbroken pine-barren, (one opening only, at Fort Searle, twelve miles out,) and an under-growth of palmettos of just sufficient height for

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Volume 23, Number 1

  • Several days the war-party marched through a pine-barren region.

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • South Carolina coast, show a like analysis except for a somewhat larger proportion of non-slaveholders and very small slaveholders, who were, of course, located mostly in the towns and on the sandy stretches of pine-barren.

    American Negro Slavery A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime

  • When morning came we found ourselves running northwest through a poor, pine-barren country that strongly resembled that we had traversed in coming to Savannah.

    Andersonville

  • Our course was an easterly one, through a roadless, flat, sandy pine-barren, with an occasional thicket and swamp.

    Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War

  • Let Mr. Wilson, his brothers, and Green take your dog and search in the pine-barren.

    Southern Lights and Shadows

  • It was toward the end of February; a clear afternoon drawing toward sunset; and all the flat, sad country was covered with a drifting red glow that turned the field of broom-grass into a sea of gold; that lighted up the black wall of pine-barren, and shot, here and there, long shafts of light into the sombre depths of the cypress swamp.

    Southern Lights and Shadows

  • On the other two sides the old fields ended in a solid black wall of pine-barren.

    Southern Lights and Shadows

  • Our little apology for a dwelling was perched on the top of a hill, overlooking in several directions hundreds of leagues of pine-barren; there were, as yet, neither garden nor enclosure near it, and a wilder, more desolate, and savage-looking home, could hardly have been seen east of the great prairies.

    The Poems of Henry Timrod.

  • Much of the way lay through pine-barren and swampy woods which had never been cleared or cultivated; much through decayed settlements and ruined villages that had remained unchanged since the War of the Rebellion, now three years past.

    Sally Dows

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