Beech mast

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the nuts of the beech, esp. as they lie under the trees, in autumn.

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Thus then were they shut up squealing, and Circe threw them some acorns and beech masts such as pigs eat, but Eurylochus hurried back to tell me about the sad fate of our comrades.
There is an acorn crop but little or no beech mast.