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Friday, 4 March 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Oak

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Oak: noun – A tree of the genus Quercus, with acorns and lobed leaves; common oak, English oak, pedunculate oak, sessile oak; timber of the oak; wooden outer door, usu. of university rooms; in some Bible translations, the terebinth tree; leaves of the tree worn as a wreath; a shade of brown; flavour or aroma given to wine from oak casks; something made of the wood.

'It's said that the English oak, used as timber for ships of the fleet, made England into the mighty nation it was in days of empire; whether that was a good or a bad thing, depends on your point of view, of course.'

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