At firs, it claimed these were just minor glitches caused by unexpectedly high traffic.
The 2,000-foot firs of the Sierra slopes appear but as green-black billows.
A light wind had risen, rustling the firs and spruces above his head.
Felix crushed through between the firs, by main force getting through, but only opening a passage for them to follow.
It is a novel sight to see the firs and spruces on this stormy sea-coast.
This was enclosed with a thick plantation of firs on all sides but that one which looked westward across the Intervale.
There had been pines in that valley, and firs towering hundreds of feet in the air.
Below lay the irregular foothills, thickly covered with cedars, pines and firs.
The grave was made in a deep grove of firs on the estate of the boy's mother.
Between these beautiful trees sprang up clusters of firs, whose opaque open parasol boughs spread wide around.
14c.; Old English had furhwudu "pine wood," but the modern word is more likely from Old Norse fyri- "fir" or Old Danish fyr, all from Proto-Germanic *furkhon (cf. Old High German foraha, German Föhre "fir"), from PIE root *perkos, originally "oak" (cf. Sanskrit paraktah "the holy fig tree," Hindi pargai "the evergreen oak," Latin quercus "oak," Lombardic fereha "a kind of oak").
the uniform rendering in the Authorized Version (marg. R.V., "cypress") of _berosh_ (2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Kings 5:8, 10; 6:15, 34; 9:11, etc.), a lofty tree (Isa. 55:13) growing on Lebanon (37:24). Its wood was used in making musical instruments and doors of houses, and for ceilings (2 Chr. 3:5), the decks of ships (Ezek. 27:5), floorings and spear-shafts (Nah. 2:3, R.V.). The true fir (abies) is not found in Palestine, but the pine tree, of which there are four species, is common. The precise kind of tree meant by the "green fir tree" (Hos. 14:8) is uncertain. Some regard it as the sherbin tree, a cypress resembling the cedar; others, the Aleppo or maritime pine (Pinus halepensis), which resembles the Scotch fir; while others think that the "stone-pine" (Pinus pinea) is probably meant. (See PINE.)