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1) Great oaks from little acorns grow. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Great oaks from little acorns grow Great things or people often have humble origins. 1...

2) Chaon'ian Food. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Acorns. So called from the oak trees of Chaonia or Dodona. Some think beech-mast is meant, and tell us that the bells of the oracle were hung on beech-trees, not...

3) Garland (g hard). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...of four roses and a garland should be formed of laurel or oak leaves, interspersed with acorns."-J. E. Cussans: Handbook of Heraldry, chap. vii. p. 105.Garland. A...

4) oak leaf cluster. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A decoration of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns given to holders of various U.S. military medals in recognition of acts entitling them to another award of...

5) roble. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A Californian oak (Quercus lobata) having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns. Also called white oak. 2. Any of various similar or related trees. Spanish...

6) oak. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...willow, laurel, and shingle oaks) are characterized by leaves with sharp-tipped lobes and by acorns that mature in two years. The white oaks (e.g., the white, post,...

7) Ex Uno Omnes. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...the nature of the rest. A general inference from a particular example. If one oak-tree bears acorns, all other oak-trees will grow similar fruit. 1...

8) oak. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of numerous monoecious deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Quercus, bearing acorns as fruit. b. The durable wood of any of these trees or shrubs....

9) bur oak. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An oak tree (Quercus macrocarpa) of eastern North America, having pinnately lobed leaves, acorns enclosed within a deep fringed cup, and hard durable wood....

10) 23. Cut-off Copples s by Clarence King. Matthews, Brander, ed. 1914. The Oxford Book of American Essays
...in harvests with annual regularity and surprising labor. Oak and pine mingle in one growth. Acorns from the one are their grain; the soft pine bark is granary; and...

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