Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yellow, transparent, fragrant resin obtained from Callitris arborea, a coniferous tree of the mountains of South Africa. It is used in making varnish, and in preparing plasters and various medicinal articles.

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  • At eleven years of age he was plowing with a yoke of oxen on the stump lands of Huron, helping his father to scratch a living out of the bush farm for a family of nine and between whiles attending a little log schoolhouse, going on cedar-gum expeditions, getting lost in the bush and indulging in other pioneer pastimes.

    Deep Furrows

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