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White Oak,

uninc. community (1990 pop. 18,671), Montgomery and Prince Georges counties, central Md., in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The site of the former Naval Ordnance Laboratory was renamed the Federal Research Center and is now occupied by the Food and Drug Administration.
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white oak

A hard, heavy, durable wood, gray to reddish-brown in color; used for flooring, paneling, and trim. See also: Masonite
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white oak

A hard, heavy, durable wood, gray to reddish brown in color; esp. used for flooring, paneling, and trim.
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white oak

indicates self-sufficiency. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
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White Oak Healthcare Finance, LLC, an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors, LLC is a lender to all subsectors within the healthcare industry including healthcare services, pharma and life sciences, medical devices, healthcare technology, healthcare real estate, hospitals and SNFs.
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Reds are also more reliable than white oaks and tend to produce acorns every year.
From the floors you walk on to the water you drink, the impact of white oak is widely felt--or tasted--and to many, it is the most important tree species in the United States.
White Oak Commercial Finance is one of the nation's leading lenders to the middle-market.
White Oak CEO Andre Hakkak said: "Europe represents a large opportunity for White Oak, and we are excited to grow our presence and activity in the region by welcoming LDF into the White Oak family.
Caption: The Great White Oak may be the oldest oak tree in the world; now it's on the chopping block.
While white oak is less red in color, red oak can range from very red/pink to the exact same color as white oak.
All this white oak and red oak talk can be a bit confusing.
"The quartersawn white oak is popular for the beautiful rays, but some clients prefer rift cut because it yields a more 'quiet' equally attractive figure that stains well, too." As rift cut, he said, the understated wood makes for beautiful flooring.
Crane's white oak trees will be used to replace deteriorated hull planking and supporting structures called "knees" on Old Ironsides, which was built in 1797 and was previously brought into dry dock for major repairs in 1991.