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.
  • 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.
  • The growth of the oak is slow, though it varies greatly in different trees; Loudon states that an oak, raised from the acorn in a garden at Sheffield Place, Sussex, became in seventy years 12 ft.
 

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