In Long Beach, the good old Queen Mary and spruce Goose could finally sail again.
Unfortunately, the FDNY is too busy to tell you how to avoid turning your 10-foot spruce into a 10-foot match.
This is why the leaves of the spruce, the pine, and the juniper are always green.
To think of the spruce Cromwell Biron got to be bald and fat!
Straight ahead through the spruce the moaning rose and fell.
The boys watched curiously the gathering of the fir and spruce sprigs.
The wind is lighter and you know what Fred said about the spruce probably doing better than the Balsam in a light breeze.
The leaf of the spruce is not flat, but is three-sided or nearly so.
I was making my way painfully through a spruce thicket when I heard a loud crash and crackling of dead branches.
He was as spruce and trim, and alert and smooth-shaven as only a night clerk can be after a night's vigil.
"evergreen tree," 1660s, from spruse (adj.) "made of spruce wood" (early 15c.), literally "from Prussia," from Spruce, Sprws (late 14c.), unexplained alterations of Pruce "Prussia," from an Old French form of Prussia. Spruce seems to have been a generic term for commodities brought to England by Hanseatic merchants (beer, board, leather, see spruce (v.)), and the tree was believed to have come from Prussia.
1590s, from the adjective meaning "to make trim or neat," from spruce leather (mid-15c., see spruce (n.)), which was used to make a popular style of jerkins in the 1400s that was considered smart-looking.