cate-faced
 n.— «Salladay’s greatest fear is of cat-faced timber—a tree burned out at the base by fire, leaving what appears to be a solid tree but is now just a shell with no support inside. This tree is dangerous to fell but too dangerous to let stand.» —“Hotshots On The Line Battling A Forest Fire” by Peter Korn in Ore. Chicago Tribune Nov. 15, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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