lightwood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lightwood tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lightwood Pine wood abounding in pitch, used for torches in the Southern United States; pine knots, dry sticks, and the like, for kindling a fire quickly or making a blaze.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lightwood Any wood used in lighting a fire; kindlings; especially, in the southern United States, very resinous pine wood.
    • n lightwood The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida: so called from its toughness.
    • n lightwood An inappropriate colonial name for the Australian tree Acacia Melanoxylon, more properly called blackwood.
    • n lightwood Same as coachwood.
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Usage

In literature:

Mr Mortimer Lightwood and Mr Eugene Wrayburn took a coffee-house dinner together in Mr Lightwood's office.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
These candles were for the use of the master and mistress, as the slaves used fat lightwood torches for lighting purposes.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The Second, Seventh, and Eighth were around Charleston, while the Third was at Lightwood Knot Spring, four miles from Columbia.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Into the grate put shavings or paper, or the fat pine known as lightwood.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
A lightwood torch furnishes the light by day and by night.
"American Missionary, Volume 44, No. 6, June, 1890" by Various
The bird descended as far as the lightwood, but would not be coaxed to come any nearer.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
Reeney found lightwood enough on the raft to make a good fire for coffee, which never tasted better.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
Leaning against a post that held a lightwood torch, a little withdrawn from the others, in solitary dignity, stood Black Hawk.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
Oh, dey would have fat lightwood torches.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Charmian bustled about, and made a fire of lightwood, and then kindled her spirit lamp, and made tea, which she brought to Cornelia.
"The Coast of Bohemia" by William Dean Howells
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In news:

The "Transamerica" actor will play Alec Lightwood in the film based on Cassandra Clare's mega-bestseller.
The fire broke out at 120 Lightwood Knot Lane off NC 117.
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In science:

Matthew Lightwood investigated this behavior (as seen in the ZEUS data) in the case when the dijets were identified as originating from charm quarks.
Multi-hadron Final States
Lightwood, “Study of virtual photon structure in charm production.” these proceedings. G.
Multi-hadron Final States
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