Usage examples for firs

  1. So he had walked in the old days, but he had no dreams now of what lay beyond the hills, and Joyce would not be waiting among the firs – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. V. The day was still far from dawning when Northwick crept up the silent avenue, in the dark of its firs toward his empty house, and stealthily began to seek for that home in it which had haunted his sleeping and waking dreams so long. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  3. From the landing stage of the Ring Bennie could see stretching away to the east, west, and south, the interminable plains, dotted with firs which had formed the natural barrier to the previous discovery of Pax's secret. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  4. Firs lay thickly strewn about, and the horses had to pick their way carefully through them. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  5. It was a curious scene: the iron- faced great- sized groom on his bony black charger dead still: his mistress, a girl of about eleven or twelve or thirteen, with an arm bowed at her side, whip and reins in one hand, and slips of golden brown hair straying on her flushed cheek; rocks and trees, high silver firs rising behind her, and a slender water that fell from the rocks running at her pony's feet. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  6. The boards must not be made from wood of very open grain, and firs and oaks must not be used. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  7. True enough, there they were, standing together on the very verge of the mound, beyond the firs some ten yards in front of the last comers, looking out into the sunset. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  8. In her Country of the Pointed Firs for example, there are whole chapters that rise to a classical perfection of workmanship. – America To-day, Observations and Reflections by William Archer
  9. Grey rocks almost meet in an arch overhead, others stand wide apart, leaving the distant blue visible, and discovering sombre and melancholy- looking depths, and rows of firs as far as the eye could reach. – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  10. In the summer of the year 1068, in the mouth of June, I, with twenty other men, who have, so far as I know, perished by firs in the Dismal Swamp, was summoned to wait upon the Baron of Aescendune in a private chamber. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  11. She rose, and tried to speak again, but unable to utter another word, she left the cottage, father and daughter watching her till she disappeared among the dark aisles of the firs – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  12. When night fell he came to an island with misty shores of great grey rock; on its summit tall pines and firs encircled like a king's crown. – Legends of Vancouver by E. Pauline Johnson
  13. " No, major, I am going back to The Firs – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  14. The firs once cut off were done with, and the stump would rot out of the ground in a year or two. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  15. Together they went down the avenue of rugged firs – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  16. As far as they could see was a great open space of moorland, with flaming bushes of yellow gorse, little clumps of early heather, and, in the distance, a streak of blue from the undergrowth of a long belt of firs – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. The belt of rhododendrons was passed, and the children had reached a smooth grass walk bordered by tall pines and firs of strange different kinds. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
  18. Mary lives in a scrap of a new house, in a thick wood of young firs and spruces. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
  19. He made up his mind that he would speak when they reached the group of firs now close at hand, with a low grey house huddled against them. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  20. Have you no trees but firs – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre