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Ancient forest


See primeval forest
Historical Examples

In the south a remnant of ancient forest is preserved as public ground under the name of Burnham Beeches.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various

The ancient forest has disappeared, but its edge is still marked on the map.
Belgium Emile Cammaerts

According to tradition, a ferocious boar had its lair in the ancient forest of Rookwoode.
Old Church Lore William Andrews

In the deep, damp silence of the ancient forest you could not hear a sound.
Dusty Star Olaf Baker

Much of the surface of both Lewis and Harris is composed of peat and swamp; there are scanty fragments of an ancient forest.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5 Various

This is half the secret of the spell of the night, of the mystery of the sea, and the enchantment of an ancient forest.
Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp

I asked, somewhat nonplussed to find the site of an ancient forest so bare and desolate.
In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald

These larger mounds are the work of many birds, through many years, and their firm sides are covered by ancient forest growth.
The Philosophy of Natural Theology William Jackson

Like the dim awfulness of an ancient forest, its very atmosphere would have incited them to prayer.
The New Adam and Eve (From “Mosses From An Old Manse”) Nathaniel Hawthorne

Above the stars shone serenely; and all about stood the trees of the ancient forest.
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White


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