Definition of Ancient pine
1. Noun. Small slow-growing pine of western United States similar to the bristlecone pine; chocolate brown bark in plates and short needles in bunches of 5; crown conic but becoming rough and twisted; oldest plant in the world growing to 5000 years in cold semidesert mountain tops.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ancient Pine
Literary usage of Ancient pine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Orderly Book of Sir John Johnson During the Oriskany Campaign, 1776-1777 by John Johnson, William Leete Stone, John Watts De Peyster, Theodorus Bailey Myers (1882)
"... ancient pine. " There, once at early dawn array'd, The rural sports to lead, The gallant master of the glade Bestrode his eager steed ; And once the ..."
2. Personal and Military History of Philip Kearny, Major-general United States by John Watts De Peyster (1869)
"... ancient pine. " There, once at early dawn arrayed, The rural sports to lead, The gallant master of the glade Bedeck'd his eager steed ; And once the ..."
3. The Story of the Bronx from the Purchase Made by the Dutch from the Indians by Stephen Jenkins (1912)
"... ancient pine. "There once at early dawn arrayed The rural sport to lead, The gallant master of the glade, Bedecked his eager steed. ..."
4. A History of the County of Westchester, from Its First Settlement to the by Robert Bolton (1848)
"... ancient pine. Where gentle Bronx clear winding flows, The shadowy banks between, Where blossomed jell or wilding rose Adorns the brightest green ..."
5. Ballads and Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign by William Leete Stone (1893)
"This was the ancient pine, and this the spring, And here the spot renowned in all the world, And here we halted, breathing hard, and here, With studied ..."