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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pine  \Pine\,  n.  [AS.  p[=i]n,  L.  pinus.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Any  tree  of  the  coniferous  genus  {Pinus}.  See 
  {Pinus}. 
 
  Note:  There  are  about  twenty-eight  species  in  the  United 
  States,  of  which  the  {white  pine}  ({P.  Strobus}),  the 
  {Georgia  pine}  ({P.  australis}),  the  {red  pine}  ({P. 
  resinosa}),  and  the  great  West  Coast  {sugar  pine}  ({P. 
  Lambertiana})  are  among  the  most  valuable.  The  {Scotch 
  pine}  or  {fir},  also  called  {Norway}  or  {Riga  pine} 
  ({Pinus  sylvestris}),  is  the  only  British  species.  The 
  {nut  pine}  is  any  pine  tree,  or  species  of  pine,  which 
  bears  large  edible  seeds.  See  {Pinon}.  The  spruces, 
  firs,  larches,  and  true  cedars,  though  formerly 
  considered  pines,  are  now  commonly  assigned  to  other 
  genera. 
 
  2.  The  wood  of  the  pine  tree. 
 
  3.  A  pineapple. 
 
  {Ground  pine}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Ground}. 
 
  {Norfolk  Island  pine}  (Bot.),  a  beautiful  coniferous  tree, 
  the  {Araucaria  excelsa}. 
 
  {Pine  barren},  a  tract  of  infertile  land  which  is  covered 
  with  pines.  [Southern  U.S.] 
 
  {Pine  borer}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  beetle  whose  larv[ae]  bore  into 
  pine  trees. 
 
  {Pine  finch}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pinefinch},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
 
  {Pine  grosbeak}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  grosbeak  ({Pinicola 
  enucleator}),  which  inhabits  the  northern  parts  of  both 
  hemispheres.  The  adult  male  is  more  or  less  tinged  with 
  red. 
 
  {Pine  lizard}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  very  active,  mottled  gray 
  lizard  ({Sceloporus  undulatus}),  native  of  the  Middle 
  States;  --  called  also  {swift},  {brown  scorpion},  and 
  {alligator}. 
 
  {Pine  marten}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  European  weasel  ({Mustela  martes}),  called  also 
  {sweet  marten},  and  {yellow-breasted  marten}. 
  b  The  American  sable.  See  {Sable}. 
 
  {Pine  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  small 
  tortricid  moths  of  the  genus  {Retinia},  whose  larv[ae] 
  burrow  in  the  ends  of  the  branchlets  of  pine  trees,  often 
  doing  great  damage. 
 
  {Pine  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  wild  mouse  ({Arvicola 
  pinetorum}),  native  of  the  Middle  States.  It  lives  in  pine 
  forests. 
 
  {Pine  needle}  (Bot.),  one  of  the  slender  needle-shaped  leaves 
  of  a  pine  tree.  See  {Pinus}. 
 
  {Pine-needle  wool}.  See  {Pine  wool}  (below). 
 
  {Pine  oil},  an  oil  resembling  turpentine,  obtained  from  fir 
  and  pine  trees,  and  used  in  making  varnishes  and  colors. 
 
 
  {Pine  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  harmless  North  American 
  snake  ({Pituophis  melanoleucus}).  It  is  whitish,  covered 
  with  brown  blotches  having  black  margins.  Called  also 
  {bull  snake}.  The  Western  pine  snake  ({P.  Sayi})  is 
  chestnut-brown,  mottled  with  black  and  orange. 
 
  {Pine  tree}  (Bot.),  a  tree  of  the  genus  {Pinus};  pine. 
 
  {Pine-tree  money},  money  coined  in  Massachusetts  in  the 
  seventeenth  century,  and  so  called  from  its  bearing  a 
  figure  of  a  pine  tree. 
 
  {Pine  weevil}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  weevils  whose  larv[ae]  bore  in  the  wood  of  pine  trees. 
  Several  species  are  known  in  both  Europe  and  America, 
  belonging  to  the  genera  {Pissodes},  {Hylobius},  etc 
 
  {Pine  wool},  a  fiber  obtained  from  pine  needles  by  steaming 
  them  It  is  prepared  on  a  large  scale  in  some  of  the 
  Southern  United  States,  and  has  many  uses  in  the  economic 
  arts;  --  called  also  {pine-needle  wool},  and  {pine-wood 
  wool}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fir  \Fir\  (f[~e]r),  n.  [Dan.  fyr,  fyrr;  akin  to  Sw  furu,  Icel. 
  fura,  AS  furh  in  furhwudu  fir  wood,  G.  f["o]hre,  OHG.  forha 
  pine,  vereheih  a  sort  of  oak,  L.  quercus  oak.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  ({Abies})  of  coniferous  trees,  often  of  large  size 
  and  elegant  shape,  some  of  them  valued  for  their  timber  and 
  others  for  their  resin.  The  species  are  distinguished  as  the 
  {balsam  fir},  the  {silver  fir},  the  {red  fir},  etc  The 
  Scotch  fir  is  a  {Pinus}. 
 
  Note:  Fir  in  the  Bible  means  any  one  of  several  coniferous 
  trees,  including,  cedar,  cypress,  and  probably  three 
  species  of  pine.  --J.  D.  Hooker. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fir 
  n  1:  nonresinous  wood  of  a  fir  tree 
  2:  any  of  various  evergreen  trees  of  the  genus  Abies;  chiefly 
  of  upland  areas  [syn:  {fir  tree},  {true  fir}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FIR 
 
  1.    {Finite  Impulse  Response}  (filter). 
 
  2.    Fast  Infrared.  {Infrared}  standard  from  {IrDA}, 
  part  of  {IrDA  Data}.  FIR  supports  {synchronous} 
  communications  at  4  Mbps  (and  1.115  Mbps?),  at  a  distance  of 
  up  to  1  metre. 
 
  (1999-10-14) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fir 
  the  uniform  rendering  in  the  Authorized  Version  (marg.  R.V., 
  "cypress")  of  _berosh_  (2  Sam.  6:5;  1  Kings  5:8,  10;  6:15,  34; 
  9:11,  etc.),  a  lofty  tree  (Isa.  55:13)  growing  on  Lebanon 
  (37:24).  Its  wood  was  used  in  making  musical  instruments  and 
  doors  of  houses,  and  for  ceilings  (2  Chr.  3:5),  the  decks  of 
  ships  (Ezek.  27:5),  floorings  and  spear-shafts  (Nah.  2:3,  R.V.). 
  The  true  fir  (abies)  is  not  found  in  Palestine,  but  the  pine 
  tree,  of  which  there  are  four  species,  is  common. 
 
  The  precise  kind  of  tree  meant  by  the  "green  fir  tree"  (Hos. 
  14:8)  is  uncertain.  Some  regard  it  as  the  sherbin  tree,  a 
  cypress  resembling  the  cedar;  others  the  Aleppo  or  maritime 
  pine  (Pinus  halepensis),  which  resembles  the  Scotch  fir;  while 
  others  think  that  the  "stone-pine"  (Pinus  pinea)  is  probably 
  meant  (See  {PINE}.) 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FIR 
  Fast  IRDA  (IRDA) 
 
 




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