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OA’KEN. adj.

OA'KEN. adj.

OA’KEN. adj. [from oak.] Made of oak; gathered from oak.
No nation doth equal England for oaken timber wherewith
to build ships. Bacon’s Advice to Villiers.
By lot from Jove I am the pow’r
Of this fair wood, and live in oaken bow’r. Milton.
Clad in white velvet all their troop they led,
With each an oaken chaplet on his head. Dryden.
An oaken garland to be worn on festivals, was the recom-
pense of one who had covered a citizen in battle. Addison.
He snatched a good tough oaken cudgel, and began to
brandish it. Arbuthnot’s J. Bull.