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pine straw

noun, Chiefly Southern U.S.
fallen pine needles. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These bags we filled with the pine straw—or, as it is sometimes called, pine needles—which we secured from the forests near by.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography Booker T. Washington
  • The lower bunk had been filled with new, pine straw, and made as soft as possible by piling upon it all the blankets of the mess.

    Memories Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
  • These should then be slightly moistened and set aside in a sheltered place and covered with pine straw, leaves or straw.

    The Pecan and its Culture H. Harold Hume
  • At the Georgia Station mulching potatoes with pine straw was not found to be of sufficient value to recommend the practice.

  • She sprang in also, and almost noiselessly they rolled away over the pine straw.

    Sons and Fathers

    Harry Stillwell Edwards
  • Sheets are few, the mattresses are of cotton, corn shucks or pine straw, and the pillows of home grown feathers.

    The Negro Farmer Carl Kelsey
  • It is a tea of the Assam species grown under shelters of wire mesh and pine straw.

    American Adventures Julian Street
  • pine straw an sweetgum dyes purple, set color wid chamber lye.

    Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives Work Projects Administration

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