Two main shapes were adopted for the apex - the acorn and the hogsback.
Monoecious, and bearing their male flowers in catkins, they are readily distinguished from the rest of the catkin-bearing trees by their peculiar fruit, an acorn or nut, enclosed at the base in a woody cup, formed by the consolidation of numerous involucral bracts developed beneath the fertile flower, simultaneously with a cup-like expansion of the thalamus, to which the bracteal scales are more or less adherent.
THYROSTRACA, an order of Crustacea, comprising barnacles, acorn shells and some allied degenerate parasites.
The valonia of commerce, one of the richest of tanning materials, is the acorn of Q.
The growth of the oak is slow, though it varies greatly in different trees; Loudon states that an oak, raised from the acorn in a garden at Sheffield Place, Sussex, became in seventy years 12 ft.
The earlier English spoon-handles terminate in an acorn, plain knob or a diamond; at the end of the 16th century the baluster and seal ending becomes common, the bowl being "fig-shaped."
In 1856 he commissioned the "Acorn" brig for the China station, and arrived in time to take part in the destruction of the junks in Fatshan creek on the 1st of June 1857, and in the capture of Canton in the following December, for which, in February 1858, he received a post-captain's commission.
- The " Acorn Club " has recently published a list of books printed in Connecticut between 1709 and 1800 (Hartford, 1904), and Alexander Johnston's Connecticut (Boston, 1887) contains a bibliography of Connecticut's history up to 1886.
A bitter principle to which the name of quercin has been applied by Gerber, its discoverer, has also been detected in the acorn of the common oak; the nutritive portion seems chiefly a form of starch.
A tree close to the house still bears the name of Charles's oak, but tradition goes no further than to assert that it grew from an acorn of the original tree.
Valonia, a material largely used by tanners, is the pericarp of an acorn obtained in the neighbouring oakwoods, and derives its name from Valona.
The moss-like covering of the "bedeguars" of the wild rose, the galls of a Cynipid, Rhodites rosae, represents leaves which have been developed with scarcely any parenchyma between their fibro-vascular bundles; and the " artichoke-galls " or " oak-strobile," produced by Aphilothrix L., which insect arrests the development of the acorn, consists of a cupule to which more or less modified leaf-scales are attached, with a peduncular, oviform, inner ga11.4 E.
If we plant an acorn in the ground, an oak tree will grow.
The vernacular name barnacle, traceable to the fable of pedunculate cirripedes hatching out into bernicle geese, has also been transferred to the sessile cirripedes, which are popularly known as acorn barnacles.
A tiny acorn of an idea grew rapidly into a massive oak.
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Its dishes are known to be experimental, like the acorn soup with duck liver and sage or its corzetti with pigs trotter.
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Carrying a dried acorn is believed to bring good luck, ward off illness and ensure a long life.
You can use this crust recipe for any type of filling such as Swiss chard and red onions, acorn squash and apples, or sautéed tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and eggs.
acorn barnacle species so providing a good means of identification.
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acorn arcade launched the writing career of Alisdair Bailey, who would subsequently go on to join the Computer Shopper labs team.
acorn nuts used to hold the camshaft covers in place.
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The staircase has art deco spindles with plain acorn top.
Products, ordering info etc... also assorted documentation for Acorn machines.
The shape of the plates, vary between acorn barnacle species so providing a good means of identification.
Varieties include butternut, acorn, spaghetti, delicata, sweet dumpling, turban, and of course the mighty pumpkin.
It should be released fairly soon - a nice Christmas present for Acorn Emulation scene perhaps?
Queen cells start off like inverted acorn cups, against the face of the main brood comb.
In 2000 Acorn was born as a fully organic dairy delivering milk fresh from his cows to the doorstep.
We also believe that ACORN will prove to offer a portable, cost-effective approach to managing such electronic delivery in the future.
domed lid surmounted by an acorn ornament.
hit-and-miss approach to menu selection reminds me of the Acorn Archimedes.
mire vegetation now survives across the administrative boundary at Acorn Field Moss in North Merseyside.
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pixie folk: there were no tiny loaves of bread, no acorn cups filled with honey.
retrieve that cursed acorn.
This series will appeal to people who enjoy soap operas, Acorn Antiques and archive television fans.
Newman held the view that many oak-galls are pseudobalani or false acorns: " to produce an acorn has been the intention of the oak, but the gall-fly has frustrated the attempt."
Yet, while these are essential merits of the book, its endearing charm lies deeper, in the sweet and kindly personality of the author, who on his rambles gathers no spoil, but watches the birds and field-mice without disturbing them from their nests, and quietly plants an acorn where he thinks an oak is wanted, or sows beech-nuts in what is now a stately row.
In the acorn the cupule or cup (fig.
As for Scrat he probably still is trying to retrieve that cursed acorn.
Chapter 9: Health variations by ' ACORN ' area ACORN is a typology of areas derived by cluster analysis of Census data.
Suggested favors include the apple suncatcher, the adorable chocolate autumn acorn, autumn mulling spices and chocolate maple leaves.
When Nicole Richie took a happily married man to a strip club on The Simple Life, it caused a "minor discord" according to The Acorn.
They are less likely to feed on royal acorn squash and butternut varieties too.
In the second week of October, the Acorn Festival takes place in your village.
Class 4: RAOCYN becomes Crayon, Acorn, Carny, Corny, Rayon, Corn, Cyan, Orca, Yarn, Arc, Can, Car, Con, Coy, Cry, Crony, Ray, Narc and Oar.
Acorn Cup: Illustrated acorn cups in your color choice of olive, bright purple or black adorn this cheeky wallet.
Then use a black marker to add tiny faces to the acorns to create acorn Jack-O-Lanterns and ghosts.
You can also try your hand at making an acorn necklace (but you'll need a sharp needle so save this one for the older kids).
Duo has a gluten-free menu and several vegetarian dishes, such as acorn squash with stuffed curried vegetables and pilaf.
With combinations like wood-smoked trout with caramelized cherries, or acorn squash and chestnut risotto, you will have a hearty meal yet still feel good about yourself after an active day.
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