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All wrecks, mines, minerals, quarries of gems, and precious stones, with pearl-fishing, whale-fishing, and one half of all ambergrease, by whomsoever found, shall wholly belong to the Lords Proprietors.
While thus ruminating, the mate and Louis began a desultory conversation concerning what they termed "ambergrease."
Something had been put into his favourite dish of eggs and ambergrease.
_ But Pug's fortune does: that is dearer to me than Greece, and sweeter than ambergrease.
Other commodities of the country are ambergrease, in small quantity, rosin, train oil, ginger, indigo, and especi - ally the most valuable balsam, called capayva, besides vast cjuantities of Brazil wood, which is so much used in dying.
To make Whetstone Cakes: — Take half a pound of fine flour, and half a pound of loaf sugar searced, a spoonful of carraway-seeds dried, the yolk of one egg, the whites of three, a little rose-water, with ambergrease dissolved in it; mix it together, and roll it out as thin as a wafer; cut them with a glass; lay them on flour’d paper, and bake them in a slow oven.
"Why, sir, that's a lump of ambergrease, worth more'n a hundred pound,