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- n. strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
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One by one he had selected the cheap rings, jars of bubble-blowing liquid, toy soldiers, balsa wood gliders, and model kits — each with a special message in mind — taking them home to wrap until the early morning hours.
An older cousin, Kenneth Benzing, the nephew of Viola’s father Martin Engel, lived down the block in St. Marys and once Neil “saw what he was able to do” with balsa wood and tissue paper, he became hooked.