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oak leaf cluster

n.
A decoration of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns given to holders of various US military medals in recognition of acts entitling them to another award of the same medal.
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oak′ leaf` clus′ter


n.
a bronze military decoration in the form of oak leaves, affixed to another decoration to signify a second award of the same medal.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.Oak Leaf Cluster - a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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The elements, however, abetted me in making a path through the deepest snow in the woods, for when I had once gone through the wind blew the oak leaves into my tracks, where they lodged, and by absorbing the rays of the sun melted the snow, and so not only made a my bed for my feet, but in the night their dark line was my guide.
They can sometimes be seen processing across the ground between oak trees, and clustering together as they feed on oak leaves.
In 1940, the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves was authorized, followed in 1941 by the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds.
A cookie cutter and some food coloring are all it takes to turn sugar cookie dough into oak leaves. Wear disposable gloves if you like to keep the food coloring from staining your hands.
During the service, oak leaves will be placed on the altar in memory of those affected by tragedies on the country's roads.
Heritage Silverware spent over 500 hours manufacturing 115 pieces for Adam's menu including miniature handblown glass cloches, specially selected pieces of British oak and silver-plated oak leaves.
They were inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves, and were created to echo and complement the tiara.
1 Shady Lady Lighting's Woolrich oak rod and staff table lamp uses iconic oak leaves to enhance the antiqued copper finish of a simple iron base.
Complement these gorgeous flowers with plenty of oak leaves, copper beech, cotinus and red robin.
I also wondered if any driver received the Oak Leaves as promised by General Oliver Lees in Italy 1944.
His supporters welcomed him by wearing oak leaves or oak apples in their hats, and Royal Oak Day was born.