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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pines

 

a Caribbean island south of Cuba. It is a Cuban possession. Area, 2,200 sq km; population, more than 20,000 (1965). The island is a somewhat rugged plain with outlier elevations of up to 320 m. The climate is tropical, with a dry winter and an annual precipitation reaching 1,200 mm. In the north there is stock raising and fruit cultivation. The south has karst formations and large areas of tropical forests. There are deposits of gold, limonite, kaolin, and marble.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Alice Reade, coming through the trees, with the wind blowing her little dark love- locks tricksily about under her wide blue hat, found a fragrant heap of mignonette under the pine. She lifted it and buried her face in it, drinking in the wholesome, modest perfume.
One room will need nothing more--it is your room, dear, and has been ready for you a long time--long before that day I saw you under the pine. Your books and your chair and your picture are there, dear--only the picture is not half lovely enough.
Instead, he cut a loose handful of daffodils and, looking furtively about him as if committing a crime, he laid them across the footpath under the pine. She must pass that way; her feet would crush them if she failed to see them.
But once more Hercules warded off the stroke with his club, and the Giant's pine tree was shattered into a thousand splinters, most of which flew among the Pygmies, and did them more mischief than I like to think about.
"Since I've broken your pine tree, we'll try which is the better man at a wrestling match."
Yangot said the city is facing the grim reality of losing its pines in the name of development.
'Since Baguio is known as the City of Pines, I believe that title is worth more than what any corporation can offer ...
PINES is not owned by one family, conglomerate or a multinational corporation.
Rocky Mountains, where the forested mountainsides give way to the treeless alpine mountaintops, a tree and a bird--whitebark pine and Clark's nutcracker--repeat the steps of a dance they have danced for centuries, each helping the other species survive.
Eagles and osprey prefer to nest in "super canopy" white pines, lone specimens extending above the rest of the forest, which provide easy access to and from the nest.
THE DEVASTATION BY THE MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE has hit the U.S.