Definition of Timber line

1. Noun. Line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes.

Exact synonyms: Timberline, Tree Line
Generic synonyms: Line



Definition of Timber line

1. Noun. Alternative spelling of timberline. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timber Line

timbal
timbale
timbale case
timbalero
timbaleros
timbales
timbals
timber
timber-camp
timber-framed
timber-rafting
timber camp
timber framing
timber hitch
timber hitches
timber line (current term)
timber rafting
timber rattlesnake
timber stand improvement
timber wolf
timber wolves
timber yard
timber yards
timberdoodle
timberdoodles
timbered
timberhead
timberheads

Literary usage of Timber line

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1. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"On ascending the forest-clothed mountains one reaches also an upper limit of tree growth, the "cold timber line," beyond which only shrubs, stunted trees, ..."

2. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and by William Nicholson (1821)
"... as before, feet 7 inches, the height of the top timber line aft, draw a horizontal line ; then set off abaft the aft-side of the wing transom 11 feet, ..."

3. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Harriet Monroe, Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"... THE PINE AT TIMBER-LINE What has bent you, Warped and twisted you, Torn and crippled you?— What has embittered you, O lonely tree? ..."

4. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ...by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"... ^height» of the upper part of the top fide above the Of tap-timber line, and fitting them off above the top- timber line on the ..."

5. Your National Parks by Enos Abijah Mills, Laurence Frederick Schmeckebier (1917)
"I. TIMBER-LINE The most telling timber-line that I have seen is on the slope ... One day I went up to timber-line on Long's Peak with a number of children. ..."

6. Your National Parks by Enos Abijah Mills, Laurence Frederick Schmeckebier (1917)
"Many beautiful flowers are found at timber-line, along with bees, butterflies, birds, chipmunks, and foxes. Timber-line is a strangely interesting, ..."

7. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"... THE PINE AT TIMBER-LINE What has bent you, Warped and twisted you, Torn and crippled you?— What has embittered you, O lonely tree? ..."

8. The Popular Science Monthly (1882)
"Therefore, in considering the height of the timber-line, "we must regard tho mountain-ranges in connection with the plateaus on which they stand, ..."

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