Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See vegetable butters (under butter), gutta-shea, and karite.
““She decided to take over a very small shea-butter business, and she did very well,” Menanteau says.”
“These beans are sometimes fraudulently soaked in shea-butter to make them heavy, and I once saw a pebble ground exactly into the form of one of them; but such practices are not very common.”
“Moorish countries, bartering corn and blue cotton cloths for salt, which they again barter in Dentila and other districts for iron, shea-butter, and small quantities of gold-dust.”
“Rice and cereals, indigo and cotton, coffee and arrowroot, tallow-nuts and shea-butter, squills and jalap, oil-palms and cocoas, ginger, cayenne, and ground-nuts are to be grown.”
“The men Ms. Teer later picked to be her lead partners in that effort, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman, began their careers on 125th Street, peddling organic shea-butter soaps, much like the ones Mr. Dennis's grandmother once sold at village markets in Africa.”
“Look out for oils that contain rose, neroli and evening primrose and moisturisers with shea-butter - they will make your legs look instantly better.”
“The slatee was therefore desirous of exchanging this slave for one of Karfa's, and offered some cloth and shea-butter to induce Karfa to comply with the proposal, which was accepted.”
“These merchants likewise carry on a considerable trade with Gedumah and other Moorish countries, bartering corn and blue cotton cloths for salt, which they again barter in Dentila and other districts for iron, shea-butter, and small quantities of gold-dust.”
“All abscesses they open with the actual cautery; and the dressings are composed of either soft leaves, shea-butter, or cows 'dung, as the case seems, in their judgment, to require.”
“About two o'clock in the afternoon, a sort of hasty pudding, with a little shea-butter, is the common meal; but the supper constitutes the principal repast, and is seldom ready before midnight.”
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