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- another term for Douglas fir
- ‘Double doors lead through to the living room, which has an Oregon pine floor and a marble fireplace with a gas fire.’
- ‘But one of the first things the Government did was to run out and ban Douglas fir, which is Oregon pine.’
- ‘The mast and boom of the derrick used at Yorktown consisted of single sticks of Oregon pine one hundred and two and ninety-eight feet long, respectively, brought around Cape Horn by sailing vessel to Boston.’
- ‘She told me that she has been looking for a specific Oregon pine dining-room suite.’
- ‘The restaurant's décor complements the tall ceilings and Oregon pine floors: there are full curtains, hanging over period wallpaper, with cottage dressers against the walls, decorated with Victorian portraits.’
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