Kibbutz Beit Oren ("Home of pine") was hastily evacuated and went up in flames.
Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.
Cowells said he was dispatching extra poll workers to pine Hill, but that it takes time to mobilize them.
Had the election been close there, a maelstrom of litigation would have made us pine for hanging chads and Katherine Harris.
Note to Governors Rick Perry and Chris Christie: The voters may not pine for you much longer.
This is why the leaves of the spruce, the pine, and the juniper are always green.
My mother will not pine away if you will leave her alone for at least three hours a day.
This question was started, why the Isthmian garland was made of pine.
If some people have been chastised with whips, they pine after scorpions.
Not that I pine for company, but I do want to find somebody to climb with me.
"coniferous tree," Old English pin (in compounds), from Old French pin and directly from Latin pinus "pine, pine-tree, fir-tree," perhaps in reference to the sap or pitch, from PIE *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)). Cf. Sanskrit pituh "juice, sap, resin," pitudaruh "pine tree," Greek pitys "pine tree." Also cf. pitch (n.1). Pine-top "cheap illicit whiskey," first recorded 1858, Southern U.S. slang. Pine-needle (n.) attested from 1866.
Old English pinian "to torture, torment, afflict, cause to suffer," from *pine "pain, torture, punishment," possibly ultimately from Latin poena "punishment, penalty," from Greek poine (see penal). A Latin word borrowed into Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch pinen, Old High German pinon, German Pein, Old Norse pina) with Christianity. Intransitive sense of "to languish, waste away," the main modern meaning, is first recorded early 14c. Related: Pined; pining.