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hard maple

noun, Inland North.
1.
the sugar maple, Acer saccharum.
Origin of hard maple
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
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  • Fall, with the red of sumac and of hard maple, the leathery brown of hickory leaves, and the pale yellow of elm was upon the land.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • There is a red tint on the tips of the boughs of the hard maple.

  • They should be made of hard maple, bored according to size of shaft, and boiled in a good quality of linseed oil.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • Rocky Sugar, hard maple, Sugar tree 144-146saccharinum, var.

  • Red maple seeds ripen in June, but not until autumn does the hard maple send its winged ones forth from amid the painted leaves.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • hard maple is used extensively for ax handles in these places; but it does not compare well with hickory.

    Woodcraft E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
  • It sometimes goes to market as hard maple, sometimes as soft, but never under its own name.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Some persons rate it with the hard maple of the East, in properties which commend it for use.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Florida Maple (Acer floridanum) is a species according to some, and according to others is a variety of the hard maple.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • In quarter-sawed wood they show much the same as in hard maple, but are rather darker in color.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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