Usage examples for fir

  1. Behind the hut stood three old fir trees, with long, thick, unlopped branches. – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  2. The young fir trees, covered with hoar frost, stood motionless, waiting to see which of them was to die. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  3. Siegfried took shelter under a low spreading fir. – Opera Stories from Wagner by Florence Akin
  4. At last, after pushing on for a little distance, he paused to rest in a clump of fir- trees, one of which had been dead for so many years that all its twigs and smaller boughs had decayed and dropped to the ground. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  5. I chose the place where the three fir- trees stand, and behind their screen I got over without the least chance of any one in the house being able to see me. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. The smell of fir and balsam filled every hollow, and the song of the rivers rang through a dead stillness that even to Brooke, who was accustomed to it, was curiously impressive. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  7. Around on every side, far as the eye could penetrate, were seen only forms of grandeur the long perspective of mountain tops, tinged with ethereal blue, or white with snow; valleys of ice, and forests of gloomy fir. – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  8. One of the most pleasing uses to which the balsam fir is put is as Christmas trees. – The School Book of Forestry by Charles Lathrop Pack
  9. " Yes," said Alfred, laughing; " but only to fetch the fir- pole." – The King's Sons by George Manville Fenn
  10. When the old woman had gone a few paces, she turned round to look at her cabin, which appeared very small and very gray under the shadow of the towering snow- clad fir trees. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  11. Preferred Habitat- Dry woods, especially under fir, beech, and oak trees. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  12. I broke out, driving one heel deep into the fir needles; and when Grace checked me, laying both hands on her shoulders, I held her fast as I asked, " And what did you say?" – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  13. The wind is moaning in the fir plantation at the back of the house. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  14. Just when he was beginning to be a bit hopeless and pinched with the cold he came to the big fir where the Beautiful Wicked Witch lived. – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot
  15. I wonder sair sometimes if you was the angel I was to meet in the fir- wood. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  16. I remember, I remember, The fir trees dark and high; I used to think their slender tops Were close against the sky: It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm farther off from Heav'n Than when I was a boy. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  17. Fir- trees grew tall and dark on the banks of the stream, casting strange shadows on the sunny waters. – Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée
  18. Sitting on the grass one day in the shade of some fir- balsams on a slope several miles down the river, Sheila looked at Duncan with a smile. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  19. With these words, such a fire spurted from his dark eyes that two reddish beams glanced over the Count's sleeve, and thence over moss and fir- trees. – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller