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 Oak and Ash.Oaks (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Oak-tree.
 
(See PHILEMON.)   1
   The oak-tree was consecrated to the god of thunder because oaks are said to be more likely to be struck by lightning than other trees.   2
 


 Oak and Ash.Oaks (The). 

 
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