Sentence Examples


  • Two main shapes were adopted for the apex - the acorn and the hogsback.
  • THYROSTRACA, an order of Crustacea, comprising barnacles, acorn shells and some allied degenerate parasites.
  • Its acorn-fed swine are celebrated throughout Spain for their hams and bacon, and large herds of sheep and goats thrive where the pasture is too meagre for cattle.
  • Monoecious, and bearing their male flowers in catkins, they are readily distinguished from the rest of the catkin-bearing trees by their peculiar fruit, an acorn or nut, enclosed at the base in a woody cup, formed by the consolidation of numerous involucral bracts developed beneath the fertile flower, simultaneously with a cup-like expansion of the thalamus, to which the bracteal scales are more or less adherent.
  • The valonia of commerce, one of the richest of tanning materials, is the acorn of Q.