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virgin forest

a forest in its natural state, before it has been explored or exploited by man
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  • Among these foothills and valleys, lies the region of the virgin forest.

    The Mountain that was 'God' John H. Williams
  • Singular instructions for men grappling with a virgin forest!

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • It is a work of art, and was found in the virgin forest in digging.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2 Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • The virgin forest is his domain, and he is not the man to rob it of its primeval charms.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • This forest was really what it appeared to be—a virgin forest.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
  • You would have said it was a virgin forest, untouched by the axe of the pioneer.

  • Five minutes after, they reached the skirt of the virgin forest.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
  • In the ninth century the hill which the Kremlin now covers was virgin forest.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
  • His groves, what pigmies when measured against the virgin forest!

    The Old World and Its Ways

    William Jennings Bryan
  • The virgin forest of America is usually no place for the ordinary sportsman.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
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