Fir-cones sentence example

fir-cones
  • At first sight this singular structure appears so like a deformity that writers have not been wanting to account it such, 2 ignorant of its being a piece of mechanism most beautifully adapted to the habits of the bird, enabling it to extract with the greatest ease, from fir-cones or fleshy fruits, the seeds which form its usual and almost invariable food.

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  • In Great Britain the whole of the Upper Cretaceous strata are of marine origin, and have yielded no land-plants beyond a few fir-cones, drift-wood and rare Dicotyledonous leaves in the Lower Chalk.

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  • The higher Eocene strata of England - those above the Bournemouth Beds - are of marine origin, and yield only drifted fruits, principally fir-cones.

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  • Do the curious checkered sacks beneath his chin represent fir cones or grapes?

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