black wattle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black wattle Australian tree that yields tanning materials
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In literature:

Then he departed on his errand, wending his way gingerly through the feathery black wattles.
"Jess" by H. Rider Haggard
The manch is another tree also common to the two colonies; so is the black-wattle.
"The Bushman" by Edward Wilson Landor
Black wattle : Eringgna.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
The quality of them was known in the settlement, where a similar timber was called the Black Wattle.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
The varieties are as follows: Gold wattle, silver wattle (blackwood, lightwood), black wattle, green wattle.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891" by Various
The Black Spanish Hen said it made her wattles tingle to hear him find fault with them.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Darkness had fallen over the world when the blacks went shouting into a village of mud-wattled huts, bearing the trophies of their ape hunt.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
The Minorcas are glossy black in color, with a large drooping comb in the hen, and long, thin, pendulous wattle.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney

In poetry:

The gums are a-shoot and the wattles a-cluster,
The cattle are roaming the ranges astray;
But why are they late with the hunt and the muster?
And why is the black horse unsaddled to-day?
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson