Sentence Examples

  • On the mountains the trees are chiefly pines, firs, spruce and hemlock.
  • Thus, the cones of firs and the stroboli of the hop are composed of a series of spirally arranged bracts covering fertile flowers; and the scales on the fruit of the pine-apple are of the same nature.
  • Above this belt of mahogany, pines and firs are sometimes found.
  • Oaks, elms, firs, ashes and beeches are the principal forest trees.
  • The best known and by far the largest division of the Gymnosperms is that of the cone-bearing trees (pines, firs, cedars, larches, &c.), which play a prominent part in the vegetation of the present day, especially in the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere; certain members of this class are of considerable antiquity, but the conifers as a whole are still vigorous and show but little sign of decadence.

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