Definition of oaken:
- "In and Out of Rebel Prisons", Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper.
For in an age when books were few,- so few, so precious, that they were often chained to their oaken shelves with iron chains, like galley- slaves to their benches, these men, with their laborious hands, copied upon parchment all the lore and wisdom of the past, and transmitted it to us.- "Hyperion", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
- "The Waif of the "Cynthia"", André Laurie and Jules Verne.