from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian tree, Calophyllum tomentosum. Its timber supplies the valuable poon spars of western India, and its seeds yield keena-oil.
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When any relation of the corpses would come, as soon, you see, as they'd get inside the door, whether man or woman, they'd raise the shout of a keena, and all the people about the dead would begin along with them, stooping over them and clapping their hands as before.
"Miki taki meka keena ko-o-ola ka" - the harsh consonants rattling the speakers on my Newport station wagon.
Thirty years ago, driving across the hill country in the South, every 50 miles I'd pick up a new Pentecostal radio station with the preacher screaming in tongues in a torrent of ecstatic drivel - "Miki taki meka keena ko-o-ola ka" - the harsh consonants rattling the speakers on my Newport station wagon.
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