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virgin forest

a forest in its natural state, before it has been explored or exploited by man
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  • The fragrance of "pyne" reached them from the virgin forest that covered the face of the land.

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • Among these foothills and valleys, lies the region of the virgin forest.

    The Mountain that was 'God' John H. Williams
  • Beyond this, our road lay across a grassy common, into a picturesque lane leading to the virgin forest.

    Oregon and Eldorado Thomas Bulfinch
  • Singular instructions for men grappling with a virgin forest!

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • They then buried themselves in the virgin forest which lay expanded before them.

    The Smuggler Chief Gustave Aimard
  • It is a work of art, and was found in the virgin forest in digging.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2 Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • In the tract of virgin forest, where I was in the habit of meeting him by appointment, there was neither house nor hut.

    The Guerilla Chief Mayne Reid
  • You would have said it was a virgin forest, untouched by the axe of the pioneer.

  • But presents were distributed, a trade was made, and Russian axes began felling the virgin forest on the sides of Verstova.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • Five minutes after, they reached the skirt of the virgin forest.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
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