tanbark


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tanbark

[′tan‚bärk]
(materials)
The fibrous portion of ground oak or hemlock bark; it is burned in a mixture with other fuels to maintain combustion; also used on a running track for horses.
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With something like contempt for this hysteria, Rigel touches his forehoofs to the tanbark once more.
John Partington, who wanted to raid the inland forests for fence pickets, railroad ties and tanbark (then used for treating hides) and load the cargo onto ships, found a much quieter anchorage nearby - though blocked from the canyon by a steep granite face.
For an answer he heard the heavy sound of a horse stamping its foot on the tanbark and then another nicker.
It sniffed at me calmly, gave a canine-style shrug, and disappeared behind tanbark oaks.
Its two major victims have been the tanbark oak (Lithocarpusdensiflorus), an attractive medium-size tree and - more ominously for our area - the coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia).
He prances now-impatience in the thudding of his hoofs upon the tanbark, defiance in his manner-and the chains jerk tight.