from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See pine.


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  • No, this time I left the rods at home in favor of a rifle and trudged through scrub-pine and swamps in search of French-Canadian bucks.

    The Great Minnow Goof 2008

  • The sandy roads, scrub-pine forests, and marshy swamps of the coast were gone, replaced by thickets of cool green, by tall, thick-trunked, canopied trees, and a soft orange dirt that darkened to black mold where the dead leaves lay matted at the edge of the road.

    Drums of Autumn Gabaldon, Diana 1997

  • The day was sunny and warm, and Bud enjoyed the ride through the scrub-pine country toward the small airport.

    Tom Swift Jr And His Jetmarine Almquist, John 1954

  • As they jolt over corduroy roads between pools of stagnant waters, the travelers look out wearily upon a sparse growth of gallberry and scrub-pine.

    Plantation Sketches Margaret Devereux

  • Three beautiful wolf hounds frisked along beside us, when all at once they became much excited about something they smelt in a little scrub-pine clump on the right.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • The signs of the Indians grew thicker and thicker -- a skirmisher's nest here behind a scrub-pine bush, and there by the side of a rock.

    Crooked Trails Frederic Remington 1885

  • Pinus Banksiana (gray or Northern scrub-pine), a few on an island in Grand Lake.

    The Maine Woods 1858

  • The Pinus Banksiana (gray or Northern scrub-pine), and a single small red oak (Quercus rubra) only, are on islands in Grand Lake, on the East Branch.

    The Maine Woods 1858

  • Lucien cut the moose-skin into fine regular strips; Basil waded off through the snow, and procured the frames from the wood of the scrub-pine trees where he had encountered the porcupine; and then he and François trimmed them with their knives, and sweated them in the hot ashes until they became dry, and ready for the hands of the "shoemaker."

    Popular Adventure Tales Mayne Reid 1850

  • The slender branches of the "scrub-pine" are esteemed excellent for this purpose, as their wood is light, flexible and tough in its fibres.

    Popular Adventure Tales Mayne Reid 1850


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