Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wood: a French word occurring in several phrases occasionally found in English; it also occurs as the terminal element in hautboy.
- n. See bodark, bow-wood, and Maclura.
“When we visit the Loire Valley in France, the only reason we are able to purchase the white asaparagus or frais de bois from the local farmers or gatherers when is brought in from the field or forest is because the farmers/gatherers are lifelong friends of my wife's 80 year old mother.”
“Down here in Texas, I think it's the same tree that is called bois d'arc.”
“Hoi (Tah.); Huwi blichik (Sud.); Igname bois (Ant.); Igname pousse debout”
“Such is the yellow saunder, which by the inhabitants is called bois de chandel, or, in English, candle-wood, because it burns like a candle, and serves them with light while they fish by night.”
“August, the tree called bois immortel, very common in Demerara, bears abundance of red blossom which stays on the tree for some weeks; then it is that most of the different species of humming-birds are very plentiful.”
“Another skin of the same animal, either tucked into the girdle or carried in the hand, serves as a pouch for their tobacco, or what the French traders call bois roule. 1 This is the inner bark of a species of red willow, which, being dried in the sun or over the fire, is, rubbed between the hands and broken into small pieces, and used alone or mixed with tobacco.”
“Another skin of the same animal is either tucked into the girdle or carried in the hand, and serves as a pouch for their tobacco, or what the French traders call the bois roule: this is the inner bark of a species of red willow, which being dried in the sun or over the fire, is rubbed between the hands and broken into small pieces, and is used alone or mixed with tobacco.”
History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I. To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6.
“While she and Paul were taking refreshment, it being already night, Domingo kindled a fire: and having found among the rocks a particular kind of twisted wood, called bois de ronde, which burns when quite green, and throws out a great blaze, he made a torch of it, which he lighted.”
“Among them are the gum tree, the ebony tree, and that which is here called bois de pomme, with olive and cinnamon-wood trees; while in some parts the cabbage-palm trees raise their naked stems more than a hundred feet high, their summits crowned with a cluster of leaves, and towering above the woods like one forest piled upon another.”
“One man hawks an evil-smelling moonshine called bois cochon from two filthy plastic containers.”
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