Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: spruce

Definition: neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.

Sentences Containing 'spruce'

"Spruce beer" can refer to either alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic spruce beer may also be made from sugar and flavoring from the spruce tree.
Alcoholic spruce beer was common in the colonial United States and eastern Canada, made from red or black spruce.
Aspen, Engelmann Spruce, Subalpine Fir trees, and Limber Pine also grow here.
Balsam twig aphids ("Mindarus abietnus") are another type of tree pest which affects fir and spruce trees in the spring.
Chrysomyxa artcostaphyli, spruce broom rust, or yellow witches' broom rust is a species of rust fungi in the Coleosporiaceae family that is found in North America and may potentially pose a threat to spruce trees in Europe as well.
Douglas-firs are most vulnerable to the Cooley spruce gall adelgid.
Edmonton—Spruce Grove is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004.
Elk prefer more humid areas, the Sitka Spruce, wet Western Hemlock, and Mountain Hemlock zones.
For instance, the rain forest plant association described above is a member of the Sitka spruce forest zone.
For, instead of a long train with royal diadems, I saw in one family two fiddlers, three spruce courtiers, and an Italian prelate.
Franklin and Dyrness set out 5 forest zones: Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Silver fir, Mountain hemlock, and Subalpine parkland.
Hidden River is a tributary of Spruce Creek in Larimer County, Colorado.
In the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Quebec, where it is known in French as "bière d'épinette", spruce beer may refer to either an artificially flavored non-alcoholic carbonated soft drink, or to genuine spruce beer.
In the mountains, spruce, fir, and pine are more common.
In this zone, despite the high annual precipitation, drought stress in summer is sufficiently severe to limit growth of many species, such as Sitka spruce.
It flows southeast to a confluence with Spruce Creek in Spruce Canyon.
Jackson Lake has relatively high shores, dominated by cattails, willows, black spruce, aspen poplar, and white spruce vegetation.
Norway Spruce is used for making spruce beer widely in northern Europe.
Once cooled, it is soaked in brine and then stored on spruce shelves for one to two months.
One is Wigram Brewing Company's "Spruce Beer", which is based on Captain Cook's first beer brewed in New Zealand in 1773; similarly, Yards Brewing Company says its "Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale" is based upon a recipe for spruce beer recorded by Benjamin Franklin.
Other species of adelgids also infest fir trees, those include the pine bark adelgid, the Cooley spruce gall adelgid ("Adelges cooleyi"), and the Eastern spruce gall adelgid.
Other types of pests which affect Christmas tree production include arachnids such as the spruce spider mites ("Oligonychus ununguis"), and rust mites ("Nalepella").
Picea breweriana (Brewer's weeping spruce or just Weeping spruce) is a species of spruce native to western North America, where it is one of the rarest on the continent, endemic to the Klamath Mountains of southwest Oregon and northwest California.
Sahti is a traditional Finnish ale flavored with juniper rather than spruce or pine.
Species of spruce trees face assault from insects such as the White pine weevil ("Pissodes strobi"), Cooley spruce gall adelgid, and the Pine needle scale ("Chionaspis pinifoliae").
Spruce as flavoring in barley-based beer.
Spruce beer is a beverage flavored with the buds, needles, or essence of spruce trees.
Spruce or other evergreens have sometimes been used as a flavoring ingredient in beer, such as "Alba Scots Pine Ale", the Alaskan Brewing Company's "Winter Ale", Beau's Brewery's "Spruce Moose" Pale Ale.
Spruce-fir moss spider ("Microhexura montivaga").
Spruce-flavored fermented sugar beverages.
The barber of the`Grand Turk'was a spruce young negro, who aired his importance with balmy complacency, and was greatly courted by the circle in which he moved.
The Daily Order for the Highland Regiment in North America stipulated that: "Spruce beer is to be brewed for the health and conveniency of the troops which will be served at prime cost. Five quarts of molasses will be put into every barrel of Spruce Beer.
The economy was traditionally focused on forestry, including harvesting various species of coniferous trees such as black spruce, red spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, and juniper, as well as several hardwood species such as poplar, silver maple, paper birch, and speckled alder.
The fuselage was built up on six spruce longerons, with bulkheads (formers) of spruce and three-ply.
The major types of conifers cultivated, pines, Douglas-firs, true firs, and spruce trees, are all affected by some types of insect pests.
The name is derived from "*Hvojčevje" (from "hvoja" 'fir, spruce'), referring to the local vegetation.
The Pine Grosbeak, as a pest, generally affects Scots Pine but also affects Eastern White and Red Pine as well as spruce trees.
The Sitka spruce zone is a lowland zone dominated by Sitka spruce and Western hemlock.
The species grows in coniferous woods under spruce and fir, and more frequently at higher elevations.
The surroundings are one of the most heterogenic areas in that region dominated by spruce and fir and beech and fir forests with spruce on more pronounced slopes.
The trees are mostly Sitka Spruce with a smaller area of larch.
They are: To the east of Elkwater, camping can be found at Spruce Coulee and Reesor Lake.
They continued walking down the river, eating salmonberry shoots and spruce bark, until a settler and a Quinault Indian guide canoeing to Lake Quinault rescued them.
They were not unlike birds, altogether; having a sharp, brisk, sudden manner, and a little short, spruce way of adjusting themselves, like canaries.
Thick pine and spruce forests cover the hills.
This anchorage was previously called "Granhamn", Swedish for 'Spruce harbor'.
Today Sitka spruce, native to the northwest coast of North America, tends to be favored, although other species of spruce have also been used.
Unlike the mainly wooden Commuter, the DA-1 was of mixed construction, with the fuselage having a metal structure and the wings having spruce spars and ribs made of spruce with a plywood covering.
With the building of the Spruce Railroad during World War I and the completion of the Olympic Highway in 1931, logging in the Olympics intensified, along with demand for recreational facilities.

More Vocab Words

::: decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
::: onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
::: unfaltering - steadfast; firm; not changing
::: embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
::: bilious - suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
::: mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
::: repeal - revoke; annul
::: composure - mental calmness
::: ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
::: speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye