tree trunk


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tree trunk

  • pirogue - A canoe made from a tree trunk.
  • tree ring - Any of the concentric rings of the cross-section of a tree trunk, representing a year's growth, or the layer of wood produced by a year's growth in a woody plant; also called annual ring.
  • block - Derives from Middle Dutch blok, "tree trunk."
  • snag - Literally first meant a stump on a tree trunk or a piece of timber underwater that obstructed navigation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tree trunk - the main stem of a treetree trunk - the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
Translations
kmen
deblostablo
fatörzstörzs
trjábolur
deblo
deblostablo
stam

tree trunk

ntronco d'albero
References in classic literature ?
Rachel had balanced herself near Helen on the end of the tree trunk.
Dwarf pines were numerous upon the hills, and partly fringed the outer verge of the intermediate hollow, within which there was nothing but the brown grass of October, and here and there a tree trunk that had fallen long ago, and lay mouldering with no green successsor from its roots.
He fastened it together with wooden pegs and made the four wheels out of short pieces of a big tree trunk.
He glanced around--at the blankets bowered in a green screen and waiting, at the campfire and the blackened, battered coffee pot, at the well-worn hatchet, half buried in a tree trunk, and lastly at Saxon.
When he stood against the tree trunk it was not too plain that he supported himself against it, and he still held himself so straight that he looked tall.
As soon as they could look around them clearly, they beheld Robin Hood leaning against a tree trunk and surveying them smilingly.
Immediately he commenced to draw the rope rapidly back and forth across the tree trunk.
His misses at so short a distance were practically non-existent, nor would he have missed this time but for an accident occurring at the very instant that his finger tightened upon the trigger--an accident to which Meriem owed her life--the providential presence of a water-logged tree trunk, one end of which was embedded in the mud of the river bottom and the other end of which floated just beneath the surface where the prow of Malbihn's canoe ran upon it as he fired.
He is no tree trunk to sharpen thy blunt claws upon.
The nurse and I managed to chase them away, but not before they had trampled down a border of pinks and lilies in the cruellest way, and made great holes in a bed of China roses, and even begun to nibble at a Jackmanni clematis that I am trying to persuade to climb up a tree trunk.
Once it was a wild sow which scuttled out of the bracken, with two young sounders at her heels, and once a lordly red staggard walked daintily out from among the tree trunks, and looked around him with the fearless gaze of one who lived under the King's own high protection.
The other bank of the stream was open ground -- a gentle slope topped with a stockade of vertical tree trunks, loopholed for rifles, with a single embrasure through which protruded the muzzle of a brass cannon commanding the bridge.