Be this as it may, there are times when I sincerely long for a ball of liquidambar or a mouthful of pungent spring buds.
"Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885" by Various
I was no longer among the heavy trunks of platanus and liquidambar.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Those found in commerce are the balsam of Peru, balsam of Tolu, liquid storax and liquidambar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
But as to the liquidambar, or sweet-gum, there can be no question.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
The Sweetgum or Liquidambar is a tree that grows widely over the United States.
"Woodcraft" by Alan Douglas
LIQUIDAMBAR, L. SWEET-GUM TREE.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Autumn comes, and Claret Ashes,
Liquidambars, showing splashes
From her palette, don the motley - Joseph's coats of many a hue:
Russet-red and golden-yellow
As the season waxes mellow.
As for me, like certain gum-trees, I perversely grow more blue.
"Autumn Song" by C J Dennis