Somewhere over the rainbow—specifically atop beech Mountain in western North Carolina—a yellow brick road leads straight to Oz.
I have known them to nest on hemlock mast alone in Pennsylvania, and in Michigan on the pine mast after the beech mast was gone.
And somehow they got the notion that the beech tree belonged to them—and to nobody else.
For three years we made whisky in a cave on the bank of the beech Fork, about six miles from here.
I might have supposed he was in love with my beech; yet he has not asked my permission to marry it.
Most lovely was the drive for miles through Ashburnham beech and pine woods and by its old timber-yard.
There was just light enough for her to see the pathway through the beech clump.
The gates, especially the one of the beech avenue, had always been such friends of hers, she knew and loved each crack.
I had not thought of beech or sycamore, but they are now sown.
He preferred the beech woods to the cultivated fields, the trap line or woodsman's ax to the plow.
Old English bece "beech," from Proto-Germanic *bokjon (cf. Old Norse bok, Dutch beuk, Flemish boek, Old High German buohha, German Buche, Middle Dutch boeke "beech"), from PIE root *bhagos "beech tree" (cf. Greek phegos "oak," Latin fagus "beech," Russian buzina "elder"), perhaps with a ground sense of "edible" (and connected with the root of Greek phagein "to eat;" see -phagous). Beech mast was an ancient food source for agricultural animals across a wide stretch of Europe. Formerly with adjectival form beechen. Also see book.