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  • Two weeks later, in mid-July 1960, Jane, Vanne, and their cook Dominic had settled into their camp under the tall oil-nut palms of the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve.

    Ancestral Passions

  • "We'll take the light, too," Kelolo had agreed, for he was tired of his smoky oil-nut candles when the white man's whale-oil lamps were so obviously superior.

    Hawaii

  • And how we enjoyed our dinners under the spreading oil-nut tree, chatting as we ate, and deciding every day anew that Tempy Ann made the nicest sage cheese in the world, and our Ruthie the best turnovers.

    Aunt Madge's Story

  • Support for planting of such species as Jatorpha curcas, an oil-nut producing tree helps meet social goals while addressing our need for energy.

    Orangeville Citizen

  • The shredded fibres of the outside of the oil-nut are set alight and held under the nose and the whole crowd of friends and relations with whom the stifling hot hut is tightly packed yell the dying man's name at the top of their voices, in a way that makes them hoarse for days, just as if they were calling to a person lost in the bush or to a person struggling and being torn or lured away from them.

    Travels in West Africa

  • It was quite a sight the next morning to see the people coming in from the neighboring towns, and to note their odd dresses, which were indeed of all kinds, from silks and velvets to coarsest homespun woollens, dyed with hemlock, or oil-nut bark, and fitting so ill that, if they had all cast their clothes into a heap, and then each snatched up whatsoever coat or gown came to hand, they could not have suited worse.

    Tales and Sketches, Complete Volume V., the Works of Whittier: Tales and Sketches

  • "Another fine shade-tree," continued Miss Harson, "and one very much like the black walnut, is the butternut, or oil-nut, tree.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

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