chestnut


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Synonyms for chestnut

wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

the brown color of chestnuts

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a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg

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a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse

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(of hair or feathers) of a golden brown to reddish brown color

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References in classic literature ?
we'll talk over the voyage and the parting quietly half-an-hour or so, while the stars enter into their shining life up in heaven yonder: here is the chestnut tree: here is the bench at its old roots.
To know if you have seen a young man pass, fifteen years of age, mounted on a chestnut horse and followed by a groom?
As the raven drove along her four chestnut horses, she said sorrowfully to herself, 'I know he has fallen asleep.
He was really beautiful, with the contentment of his face, straight as the trunk of a chestnut, his old velvet coat thrown back, his shirt of coarse cloth open at the breast, so that one saw the play of the ribs.
It had been a fruitless day, so far as she was concerned; and yet not entirely fruitless, for he had enjoyed the open air and the horse under him to such purpose that, on Monday, his instructions were out to the dealers to look for the best chestnut sorrel that money could buy.
It is because Peter wearies for summer and plays that it has come, and the chestnut being so near, hears him and is cheated.
You needn't talk, Dandy, when you didn't know a chestnut from a beech, and kept on thrashing till I told you of it," retorted Mac, festooning himself over the back of the sofa, being a privileged boy.
His long silky hair, of a bright and beautiful chestnut color, fell over shoulders that were the perfection of strength and grace.
Girls, sometimes I feel as if those exams meant everything, but when I look at the big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don't seem half so important.
They found the Princess Langwidere in her mirrored chamber, where she was admiring one of her handsomest heads--one with rich chestnut hair, dreamy walnut eyes and a shapely hickorynut nose.
It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln -- they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad -- with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.
The chestnut seller, turning up the collar of his coat, told him he should probably be moving shortly, as he thought it was going to snow.
Walking straight up from the station, she crossed the village green and entered the long chestnut avenue that connects it with the church.
In the shed there were five horses in their separate stalls, and Vronsky knew that his chief rival, Gladiator, a very tall chestnut horse, had been brought there, and must be standing among them.
He was well-mounted upon a sturdy chestnut cob, and had the graceful seat of an experienced horseman; while his riding gear, though free from such fopperies as were then in vogue, was handsome and well chosen.