Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A valuable eucalypt of southwestern Australia, Eucalyptus gomphocephala. It grows 120 feet high, with a clear trunk of 50 feet. The wood is one of the strongest known, very heavy, very durable under exposure, unwedgeable, and unusually free from defects. It is used in ship-building for beams, keelsons, stern-posts, and other works below the line of flotation, where great strength is required and weight is not objectionable. It would be available for piles, and many other purposes. Also
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