from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See timberline.

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  • n. A division in altitude above which trees tend not to grow on mountains.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes


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  • An engine roared and Augustus Brine’s pickup broke out of the tree line and bounced up the dirt road, throwing up a cloud of dust in its wake.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • Face grim, Kaplan touched a button on the small comlink attached to the collar of her windbreaker and ordered several agents to scour the tree line for unauthorized visitors.

    Etched in Bone

  • “And I left Justinos at the tree line to keep watch for more of them.”

    Shield of Thunder

  • A huge pine tree had fallen from the tree line outside of the fence and rammed a twenty-foot-wide section of the fence into the ground.

    The Ark

  • "All will honor your valiant sacrifice and know you as the greatest of knights!" honorhonorhonorhonorhonorhonor Clamor hurtled toward the tree line and skimmed the woods for any sign of civilization.

    Father Swarat

  • Lydda stood at the tree line that marked the boundary between the spirit world and the world of life.

    Promise of the Wolves


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