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spruce

(sproos)
Any of the evergreen coniferous trees and shrubs of the genus Picea (family Piceaceae), widely found in the Northern Hemisphere. Known side effects of exposure to spruce dusts (e.g., in sawmill workers) include an increased incidence of reactive airways diseases such as asthma. The gum of the spruce is used occasionally in complementary and alternative medicine as an expectorant.
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The pitch of the Corbury road, below lawyer Varnum's spruces, was the favourite coasting-ground of Starkfield, and on clear evenings the church corner rang till late with the shouts of the coasters; but to-night not a sled darkened the whiteness of the long declivity.
The meal finished, Kama replenished the fire, cut more wood for the morning, and returned to the spruce bough bed and his harness-mending.
But the spruce trees were too thick for an outlook, and he threaded his way across the flat and up the first steep slopes of the mountain at the back.
She caught a glimpse of the overhanging spruce, almost above her head on the opposite side, and emerged on a pool of clear water in a clay-like basin.
It's time for a whistle-stop tour of festive firs and splendid spruces so you know precisely where to be hanging your stars this holiday season.
3 BUY AT THE RIGHT TIME If you're looking to buy a tree now, avoid Norway spruces as their needles drop early.
Ten Free Blue Spruces OR Ten Free Dogwood, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by August 31, 2018, or join online at arborday.org/august.
Smart idea: The tree is made of 1,700 spruces! Twenty huge candles and 48,000 lights shine over the Christmas market.
Linear measurements of cones and seed scales unequivocally show that Karelian spruces should be treated as Siberian Picea obovata.
It means that the thickest trees had the largest crowns in all plots; consequently the individuals selected as potential final crop trees in 2009 had some of the largest crowns being among the most vigorous (with largest dbh) Norway spruces.
FROM amazing artificial spruces to sweet-scented fir trees, Christmas just wouldn't be complete without a sparkling, tinsel-adorned tree.
This study intended to find an effective, environmentally compatible process for manufacturing mold-resistant strand boards using combinations of naturally mold-resistant wood species, such as white and black spruces, and non-resistant species, such as aspen.