Sentence Examples


  • The wood is light brown or yellowish white, with annular rings not very distinct, often cross-grained and of uniformly coarse texture.
  • The seeds are roasted and eaten by the natives; the timber, which somewhat resembles walnut, is soft, fine-grained, and takes a good polish, but is not durable.
  • The heartwood varies in colour from dark brown to pale yellowishbrown; hard, close-grained, and little liable to split accidentally, it is, for a hard wood, easy to work.
  • In diameter; the wood is strong, hard and close grained; the acorns are produced in great quantity, and are used by the Indians as food.
  • The wood is coarsely grained, as in all the red-oak group, but harder and more durable than that of Q.