Oaks


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Oaks

(əʊks)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Horse Racing) the Oaks a horse race for fillies held annually at Epsom since 1779: one of the classics of English flat racing
2. (Horse Racing) any of various similar races
[named after an estate near Epsom]
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This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally overshadowed it, or whether, as there is far authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door, we shall not take upon us to determine.
Then I came to a long thicket of these oaklike trees-- live, or evergreen, oaks, I heard afterwards they should be called--which grew low along the sand like brambles, the boughs curiously twisted, the foliage compact, like thatch.
On the yon side of the fields uprose the sturdy oaks and beeches and ashes of the forest; while at their feet modest violets peeped out shyly and greeted the loiterers with an odor which made the heart glad.
Oaks of many sorts were veiled in lacy Spanish moss.
Gleaming among the venerable oaks, there was a radiance, not like the moonbeams, but rather resembling the golden glory of the setting sun.
Their tops were crowned with century-old spruce trees, and their sides clothed with oaks and madronos and native holly.
The flat-topped, twisted little oaks threw light shadows on the grass.
As he passed through the forest Prince Andrew turned several times to look at that oak, as if expecting something from it.
INSTRUCTIVE OBSERVATIONS ON CARVED OAK AND LIFE IN GENERAL.
She was the sweetness of the strength of the oak, the soul born of the sun kissing its green leaves in the still Memnonian mornings, of moon and stars kissing its green leaves in the still Trophonian nights.
Holding his head bent down before him, and struggling with the wind that strove to tear the wraps away from him, Levin was moving up to the copse and had just caught sight of something white behind the oak tree, when there was a sudden flash, the whole earth seemed on fire, and the vault of heaven seemed crashing overhead.
The Wild Sow, whom you see daily digging up the earth, wishes to uproot the oak, so she may on its fall seize our families as food for her young.