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Oaken meaning

oaken - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Made or consisting of oaks or of the wood of oaks.

oaken - examples of usage

  1. His territories comprise a considerable number of good fat acres; and his seat of power is in an old farm- house, where he enjoys, unmolested, the stout oaken chair of his ancestors. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. When sentence was pronounced, Willie arose; and, seizing the oaken chair in which he was placed, broke it into pieces by main strength, and offered to his companions, who were involved in the same doom, that, if they would stand behind him, he would fight his way out of Selkirk with these weapons. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
  3. It is a lofty and handsome building of carved stone, the windows looking towards the outer side being strongly barred; the church stands on one side of the entrance, which is through a court- yard with wide oaken gates. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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