from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of the camphor-tree


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  • There was silence for a moment, then Frank asked, “But what does this have to do with the camphor-wood trunk on the upstairs landing?”


  • He had been a cabin boy at fifteen on a four-master that had gone all the way to Shanghai, China, where the young man picked up a mysterious camphor-wood trunk.


  • Then he closed the camphor-wood chest and returned to his room.


  • He beckoned me to follow him to the camphor-wood chest and open it for him.


  • There the child stopped in front of the camphor-wood chest; he motioned to Joe to open it, and the young detective obeyed.


  • The camphor-wood beam exterior and the surrounding landscape had so far been spared her hand, but lately she had been making noises about wanting to turn the expanse of painstakingly manicured rare miniature parviflora and cryptomeria into a traditional English perennial garden.

    The Kaisho

  • Let us now introduce you to the sanctuary of Mrs. Scudder's own private bedroom, where the committee of exigencies, with Miss Prissy at their head, are seated in solemn session around the camphor-wood trunk.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • Miss Prissy Diamond, the dressmaker, might have been observed sitting in solemn senate around the camphor-wood trunk, before spoken of, and which exhaled vague foreign and Indian perfumes of silk and sandal-wood.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • True, every person of a certain degree of respectability had state and festival robes; and a certain camphor-wood brass-bound trunk, which was always kept solemnly locked in Mrs. Katy Scudder's apartment, if it could have spoken, might have given off quite a catalogue of brocade satin and laces.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

  • An altar-table, also of camphor-wood, and painted red, stood in front of the

    Under the Dragon Flag My Experiences in the Chino-Japanese War


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