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  • His broken-fanged teeth were stained black by betel-nut, the juice of which he spat upon the ground.

    Chapter 2

  • Suspended from the belt was his bamboo betel-nut and lime box.

    THE JOKERS OF NEW GIBBON

  • But one blue room stops me in my tracks: It holds dozens of betel-nut cutters and walnut crackers -- shaped like peacocks, horses, elephants, lions and entwined lovers.

    An Old City's New Approach

  • Once properly prepared, the duck is delicately tied up inside betel-nut bark, kind of like a Mexican tamale although a tamale's corn husk wrapping is softer than bark.

    Bali's Bebek Betutu

  • The whitest of well-kept teeth, gleaming regularly under a little black waxed mustache betrayed no trace of betel-nut or other nastiness, and neither his fine features nor his eyes suggested vice of the sort that often undermines the character of Rajput youth.

    In The Time Of Light

  • But one blue room stops me in my tracks: It holds dozens of betel-nut cutters and walnut crackers -- shaped like peacocks, horses, elephants, lions and entwined lovers.

    An old city's new ap

  • In the shops along this stretch, also known as Antique Street, you'll find everything old -- or made to look that way -- including Vietnamese water puppets, brass filigree betel nut sets (to hold your betel-nut chewing equipment: they have compartments for betel nut and powdered lime), carved wooden Buddhas, and the occasional hill-tribe textile.

    Ho Chi Minh City

  • Working-class types here swear by the stuff, and you can tell a betel-nut fan by the telltale red stains around the mouth.

    Taipei

  • Check out the betel-nut stand near the corner, and try some if you dare.

    Taipei

  • You'll have a long time waiting if you expect your betel-nut chewing compatriots to rail against their subaltern status and overthrow the Gramscian hegemony of Chinese identity.

    Chunghwamintzu Rulz: thanks for making my point

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