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Beech mast

the edible nuts of the beech, especially when lying on the ground.
Historical Examples

I have known them to nest on hemlock mast alone in Pennsylvania, and in Michigan on the pine mast after the beech mast was gone.
The Passenger Pigeon Various

The old birds never feed in or near the nesting, leaving all the beech mast, etc., there for their young.
The Passenger Pigeon Various

beech mast is so called also, because beech trees abounded in the forest of Dodona.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

When they are feeding on beech mast, they often will not touch grain of any kind, and the mast must be used for bait.
The Passenger Pigeon Various

Swine formed at this time a most important portion of the live stock, finding plenty of oak and beech mast to eat.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

beech mast, as it is called, was formerly used for fattening swine and deer.
Woodland Gleanings Charles Tilt

The ground was strewn with acorns and beech mast and horse-chestnuts, quite worth picking up.
For the School Colours Angela Brazil


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