from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cone or strobilus of a pine-tree.


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  • As a final bit of panache, the cover terminates in a miniature dome capped with a classical pine-cone finial.

    Not Only an American Patriot but a Craftsman

  • This is one of those appetizers that you think you couldn't possibly make because of the time it takes to make it look pine-cone Christmasy, and it's true that it does take some time.

    Christmas cheese spread pine cone

  • Vampire costumes hung with the Stars and Stripes; Easter chickens roosted next to miniature plastic menorahs, pine-cone turkeys, and Vulcan ears from the last Trekkie convention.

    Kissed By An Angel

  • During all Lent, a sort of bun, called _maritozze_, which is filled with the edible kernels of the pine-cone, made light with oil, and thinly crusted with sugar, is eaten by the faithful, -- and a very good Catholic

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • The fruit following the flower is a cone an inch and a half long and nearly an inch in diameter at the base, of a greenish -- yellow color, very pungent and odorous, and full of germs like those of a pine-cone.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • Her pine-cone wand thrown down, her pan-pipes cast aside, the ivory-crowned nymph indulges in the dance.

    Sculpture of the Exposition Palaces and Courts

  • The ground at their feet was carpeted with pine-needles; the air was sweet with the fragrance of the pines and of the warm earth; no sound reached their ears aside from the chirping of the crickets, the occasional dropping of a pine-cone, or the gentle sighing of the light breeze through the branches above their heads.

    At the Time Appointed

  • The little creature, who had been riding on his back, sat down upon a knoll on the outskirts of the wood and picked a pine-cone to pieces, that he might get at the seeds.

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • For art undreamt in Crete, strange art and dire, in counter-charm prevents my charm limits my power: pine-cone I heap, grant answer to my prayer.


  • In art a wand, tipped with a pine-cone, is commonly carried by the god or his worshippers.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion


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