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yellow pine

noun
1.
any of several North American pines yielding a strong, yellowish wood.
2.
the wood of any such tree.
Origin of yellow pine
1700-1710
An Americanism dating back to 1700-10
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  • Just inside the range of mesquites yellow pine stopped short.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • "You needn't scratch into all the sand you come to after this," said yellow pine.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • "That's the checker, my boy," said yellow pine, when he saw the fish.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • "Wants to get near enough to see what he can see," said yellow pine.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • Our men are all old hands, and yellow pine keeps his eyes about him.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • Within, the yellow pine frames were sheathed with 2½ inches of oak.

  • These are the young trees of the long-leaved or Southern yellow pine.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees J. Horace McFarland
  • The yellow pine is one of the best fire-fighters and lives long.

    Wild Life on the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • A hardwood floor of maple or yellow pine is also satisfactory.

  • The house was built of yellow pine sent from the United States.

    Brought Forward R. B. Cunninghame Graham

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