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oak

(ōk)
A deciduous tree (Quercus spp.) that provides material in its leaves and bark to produce many forms of herbal nostrums. Used as an astringent, a therapeutic remedy for skin disorders (approved for use for this purpose in Germany), and countless other unconfirmed purposes. Because of high levels of tannic acid, it has caused death, respiratory failure, and hepatotoxicity.

acorn

the fruit of the oak—Quercus spp. Called also oak buds. In many countries the acorns are ground and used as a carbohydrate-rich food but there is some danger of causing renal damage. See also quercus.
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He comes a-dropping down, once more, sweating like an ice-pitcher, dropped his acorn in and says,
He says, 'I've shoveled acorns enough in there to keep the family thirty years, and if I can see a sign of one of 'em I wish I may land in a museum with a belly full of sawdust in two minutes
There lay the acorns, scattered all over the floor.
This was proved by the hamadryad, who, being exceedingly fond of mischief, threw another handful of acorns before the twenty- two newly-restored people; whereupon down they wallowed in a moment, and gobbled them up in a very shameful way.
Acorn Woodpeckers stored acorns from late August to early March and of primarily three species: Q.
Repeat until the acorns are less astringent; you may need to follow this leaching process two to four times depending on the species of acorn.
Different markets mean some families are treated fairly while other families continue to get ripped off,'' ACORN National President Maude Hurd said in a statement.
So must the acorn that drops upon the vast forest floor.
The old bur oak's leaves are now large and leathery, the green acorns nearly the size of golf balls.
Rosenberg Diamond Development Corporation (RDD) -- the property owner -- sued ACORN earlier this year alleging, among other claims, that the group extorted money from their tenants and vandalized their buildings.
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Her first reaction was to turn the organizer away, but she was intrigued that ACORN did not pretend to have all the answers to the problems that plague low-income communities.