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The Leonards lost sleep this week in their trailer as winds lashed the structure and acorns and pine cones rained down on its metal roof.
Outside, original balustrades and other wood details like acorns have survived, and inside, picture rails and rosettes trim fit right in against oyster white walls and kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
In 1997, a mother and son were taken by soldiers while picking acorns and released five days later and in 1975 a 20-year-old farm worker was abducted.
Some are the work of stage designer Oliver Messel, with doors painted with flowers and furnishings and fittings decorated with acorns and oak leaves.
Kohler’s first big harvest yielded eye-catching acorn, patty pan, and kabocha squashes, plus pumpkins.
But how to account for the use of clover, acorns, leaves, pikes, shields, coins, roses, and countless other imagery?
Botanically speaking, the nuts are technically seeds of drupe fruits, unlike the acorn — a true nut — which did not make the list.
From small acorns grow great oaks, and each first-time major winner could be on the brink of something special.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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