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pine needle

the needlelike leaf of a pine tree.
Origin of pine needle
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But in the woods round about him there was not a stir, not a leaf or a pine-needle moved.

    Knut Hamsun Hanna Astrup Larsen
  • It was many weeks before Wink and Wiggle were able to leave their pine-needle beds.

    Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. Nellie M. Leonard
  • Ann drew one of her hands away and, taking up a pine-needle, began pricking the bit of cape that lay between them.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • Then everything seemed to calm down: Teddy laughed and spit the pine-needle down between his dangling feet.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • There are pine-needle baths and a hospital for nervous diseases.

  • His whole weary frame was stretched upon the pine-needle carpet, the lines of his face were relaxed, and his eyes fast shut.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond
  • There was brush near by, and the pine-needle mats almost bordered the bank.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • Each beetle was wrapped up carefully in a dock-leaf, fastened with a pine-needle pin.

  • "To the end of pine-needle Trail," she rocked again, clutched for one of his brown hands, and pressed it between hers.

    The Strength of the Pines Edison Marshall
  • There were many of these on the pine-needle covered ground beneath the sheltering tree.

British Dictionary definitions for pine-needle

pine needle

any of the fine pointed leaves of a pine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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