from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pine, 1.


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  • A slender pine-tree spanned the screaming foam and bent midway to touch the water.


  • All five have proprietary biotechnology to produce biocatalysts and microbes to create different types of fuel using everything from sugarcane to pine-tree chips.

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  • He began to notice near objects — an open portion of the stream that flashed in the sun, the blasted pine-tree that stood at the base of the slope, and the slope itself, that ran right up to him and ceased two feet beneath the lip of the cave on which he crouched.

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  • A pine-tree shaped air freshener hung from the rear view mirror, saturating the air with the reek of artificial pine.

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  • Overhead rose a cloud in the form of Pliny's famous pine-tree, apparently quite solid.

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  • Shyly, trying not to be seen by my parents, I tried the steps on my own -- pebbles and pine-tree needles crackling under my soles.

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  • But Capra's joyful, sexually charged and whip-smart depression-era movie was on my mind as I stared down the pine-tree lined highway (it should have been Five Easy Pieces).

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  • Most tree sinners are hush-hush about their transgressions and they walk around silently carrying some pretty heavy pine-tree guilt.

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  • As always, the room—dimly lit by two small lamps and strings of red Christmas lights snaking around the walls—smelled like pine-tree air freshener and stale cigarettes.


  • This winter specialty hails from France and Switzerland, and is wrapped in spruce bark during the aging process — it ' s what gives the cheese its signature pine-tree notes.

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