oaken oaken

Definition(s):

  • (adj) consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree

Usage(s):

  1. If the oaken seat adhered to the leathern seat of his breeches the ale was condemned as unfit for consumptionthere was too much sugar in it.
  2. It is a watertight oaken container, shaped like an egg and large enough to hold 150 pounds of gunpowder.
  3. As Claiborne's only Derby winner, he rated burial in an oaken casket with a silver lid lined in the farm's yellow racing color.

News

  • Editorial: Even faster computers at Purdue

    Someone help us out here. There has to be an equivalent traveling trophy, akin to the Old Oaken Bucket, for the supercomputing arms race between Purdue and Indiana universities.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Journal & Courier

Quotes

  • "He had this great oaken voice. He was the Walter Cronkite of Philadelphia. And I remember the first script I ever wrote for him. It began, 'It starts with a whistle.'" And it ended with Facenda saying, "and ends with a gun. 60 minutes of...
    on Jan 28, 2004 By: John Facenda Source: CBS News

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