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black birch

Origin of black birch
1665-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here and there blackberries grew in the open places, sassafras bushes were plentiful, and black-birch bark was ready for chewing.

    The Louisa Alcott Reader Louisa M. Alcott
  • The leaves of the sassafras are full of spice, and the bark of the black-birch twigs holds a fine cordial.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • Henry said it was because they were poked with a black-birch stick.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Yes, we actually have fig-paste, spicy with wintergreen and black-birch!

  • He tied it to a black-birch sapling and left it dangling and turning round and round.

    The Maid-At-Arms Robert W. Chambers

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