Oaks


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Oaks

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1. a horse race for fillies held annually at Epsom since 1779: one of the classics of English flat racing
2. any of various similar races
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Then he unbuckled his scabbard, laid it and the sword aside, and walked deliberately over to the oak thicket.
He only put his oak staff at parry as the other took his stand.
The pitch from the bench to the meadow was steep yet thickly wooded with oaks and manzanita.
There was no time, just then, to inquire what the Speaking Oak had said.
He now found himself in a nook of several acres, where the oak and manzanita and madrono gave way to clusters of stately redwoods.
They sat under a little oak, Tony resting against the trunk and the other girls leaning against her and each other, and listened to the little I was able to tell them about Coronado and his search for the Seven Golden Cities.
Speaking of oak staircases reminds me that there is a magnificent carved oak staircase in one of the houses in Kingston.
And as she spoke she faded suddenly, and the side of the oak was once more as the solid rock.
As he advanced in life, the young man adopted pine and oak as eligible materials for the display of his skill, which now began to bring him a return of solid silver as well as the empty praise that had been an apt reward enough for his productions of evanescent snow.
I followed them from the court towards the oak grove.
The Assassins chase Pinocchio, catch him, and hang him to the branch of a giant oak tree
The tradition was broken, the Brownon estates passed into alien hands and the only Brownons remaining in that place were underground in Oak Hill Cemetery, where, indeed, was a colony of them powerful enough to resist the encroachment of surrounding tribes and hold the best part of the grounds.