Chestnut in a sentence

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Definition of Chestnut

  • The edible nut of a forest tree (Castanea vesce) of Europe and America. Commonly two or more of the nuts grow in a prickly bur.
  • The tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc.
  • A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
  • The horse chestnut (often so used in England).
  • One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides of the legs of the horse, and allied animals.
  • An old joke or story.
  • Of or pertaining of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.
  • a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse
  • a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
  • the brown color of chestnuts
  • edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  • any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
  • wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

How to use chestnut in a sentence. Chestnut pronunciation.

His hair was of pale chestnut, the silky pencillings of his moustache considerably darker.
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Bands of the same color interlaced, in the Greek fashion, her chestnut hair-which nature, art, and the night had dishevelled-waved and curled to admiration on her small head.
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They paddled over the lake and landed under a crooked chestnut tree on Owl Island.
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At the edge of the wood there were some chestnuts and sycamores.
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He noticed that the large-patterned leaf of the sycamores, hanging out from a longer stem, was darker than the chestnut leaf.
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The pear and the cherry were the first; these were followed by the apple, and after the apple came the lilac, the chestnut, and the laburnum.
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I am sure that it is that exquisite chestnut which seems just touched with gold.
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From where he sat he could see something which interested and excited him a good deal, and this was an old woman close by who was selling roasted chestnuts.
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How jolly it would be to have a penn'orth of hot chestnuts to eat on his way home!
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She looked a cross old thing, he thought, but she was not, for when he had paid for his chestnuts she picked out an extra fine one and gave it him "for luck," with a kind grin on her wrinkled face.
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Tim felt still more sorry; if he had seen the dog before, he thought, he would have bought a "penn'orth" of liver for him instead of the chestnuts.
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Here was a twisted hawthorn carved clean to the way of the wind; a sheltered clump of chestnuts holding their blossoms up, as with a thousand cresset-clasping hands; here were grasses that nodded swept from green to grey; flowers yellow, white, and blue, significant of a marvellous unknown through the gates of colour; and gorse-covers giving out the bird, squares of young wheat, a single fallow threaded by a hare, and cottage gardens, shadowy garths, wayside flint-heap, woods of the mounds and the dells, fluttering leaves, clouds: all were swallowed, all were the one unworried significance.
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When they were almost at the foot of the hill, near a chestnut tree, they saw a ground squirrel sitting on the top of a fence post.
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And you roll'd together when the chestnut rear'd; He blazed away and missed you in that shallow watercourse- A narrow shave-his powder singed your beard!
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Hold hard on the chestnut!
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The white railing races with all the white faces, The chestnut outpaces, outstretches the brown.
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If the truth be told, When the stiffness visits my shoulder-blade, I think on the days of old; It recalls the rush of the freshening wind, The strain of the chestnut springing, And the rolling thunder of hoofs behind, Like the Rataplan chorus ringing.
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He looked like a huge chestnut Muskrat.
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The family of Kharlikoff, Came with Monsieur Triquet, a prig, Who arrived lately from Tamboff, In spectacles and chestnut wig.
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A bird, his sleek plumage iridescent in the sunlight, was perched on the big chestnut bough that ran squarely across the window, singing as if his heart would burst with melody and the joy of his tiny life.
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Examples of Chestnut

Example #1
His cheek, delicately pink and easily changing to a warmer hue, his bright-coloured lips, and the limpid glistening of his eyes, showed him of frail constitution; he was very slim, and narrow across the shoulders.
Example #2
The fashion of his attire tended to a dandiacal extreme,-modish silk hat, lavender necktie, white waistcoat, gaiters over his patent-leather shoes, gloves crushed together in one hand, and in the other a bamboo cane.
Example #3
She was in the flower of youth, slight, supple, and graceful, and appeared, in her ample morning-gown of blue cashmere, plumper and taller than she really was.
Example #4
At the instant she observed Camors-whom the interest of the moment had withdrawn from his concealment-gave a startled cry, gathered up her skirts, and retired within the room.
Example #5
On the third day the squirrels got up very early and went fishing; they caught seven fat minnows as a present for Old Brown.
Example #6
But Nutkin gathered oak-apples-yellow and scarlet-and sat upon a beech-stump playing marbles, and watching the door of old Mr. Brown.