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  1. Australian any of several eucalyptus trees having a fibrous bark
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Examples from the Web for stringy-bark

Historical Examples

  • Stringy-bark trees mean a poorer soil, and any land bearing them should be avoided if possible.

    Australia The Dairy Country

    Australia Department of External Affairs

  • The range was of red soil, timbered with bloodwood, and stringy-bark.

    The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine

    Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine

  • A hut in a dark gully; slab and stringy-bark, two rooms and a detached kitchen with the boys' room roughly partitioned off it.

  • She crossed a dimmed little clearing where a farm had been, and entered a thick scrub of box and stringy-bark saplings.

    Over the Sliprails

    Henry Lawson

  • The timber is stringy-bark, some splendid trees; amongst them gums and a number of pines, also very fine.