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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.
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Arriving at Drowne's door, while the captain threw it open, the marvellous apparition paused an instant on the threshold, assuming the very attitude of the image, and casting over the crowd that glance of sunny coquetry which all remembered on the face of the oaken lady.
We know not how to account for the inferiority of this quaint old figure, as compared with the recorded excellence of the Oaken Lady, unless on the supposition that in every human spirit there is imagination, sensibility, creative power, genius, which, according to circumstances, may either be developed in this world, or shrouded in a mask of dulness until another state of being.
'We are pleased that investing in our relationships, growing our Oaken deposit base and improving our technological capabilities are starting to be reflected in our operating results to generate sustainable long-term benefits.'
It also offers deposits via brokers and financial planners and through a direct to consumer deposit brand, Oaken Financial.
-- David Blough threw 3 TD passes, while Rondale Moore scored twice and tied a school-record with his seventh 100-yard game of the season, leading Purdue past rival Indiana for a second straight Old Oaken Bucket victory and a second straight bowl bid.
"As you sit near the open fireplace with its huge oaken beam above you may well imagine yourself back a century or so."
To make these vinegars, sweet white Trebbiano grape pressings are boiled down to dark syrup, which is placed into oaken kegs, along with a vinegar "mother," to age.
Police were called to reports of an ongoing fight outside Conway's home in Oaken Bank Crescent, Lowerhouses, on July 31 last year.
Oaken logs, if dry and old keep away the winter's cold.
They found the entrance to that tunnel, and, about 300 yards along it, Paddy noticed a little oaken door set into the wall.