from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Rhus Metopium, a poisonous species of sumac, found in southern Florida and the West Indies. Also called bumwood.
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Lorimer; she was not more than seventeen when the poet made her acquaintance, and though she had got a sort of brevet-right from an officer of the army, to use his southron name of Whelpdale, she loved best to be addressed by her maiden designation, while the poet chose to veil her in the numerous lyrics, to which she gave life, under the names of "Chloris," "The lass of Craigie-burnwood," and "The lassie wi 'the lintwhite locks."
"The lady of whom the song of Craigie-burnwood was made is one of the finest women in Scotland, and in fact is to me in a manner what Sterne's Eliza was to him -- a mistress, or friend, or what you will, in the guileless simplicity of platonic love.