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  • n. A hardwood obtained from the cherry tree, valued for use in furniture and other woodworking applications.


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cherry +‎ wood


  • The "games room," as Granddad jokingly called the cherrywood cabinet that held the chess set, was beside fireplace.

    Temporary Wife

  • Inside, the cherrywood ticket booth gleamed under soft lighting, and I saw that the entire lobby was finished.

    Arcane Circle

  • Kit pushed Fancy in front of the small cherrywood box with a round lens on the front that sat atop a brass stand.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • It stands 10 1/4 tall as mounted on the SteamPunked stand made of a simulated cherrywood base, copper tubing, chemistry glass, an adjustable 4x magnifying glass and other ornate trimmings.

    Boing Boing

  • The taste, for me, was kind of sidetracked by the grease -- which is sad because the slight hints of the cherrywood smoked bacon and peppered egg were actually quite nice.

    The Stir: Dunkin' Donuts Big N' Toasty: A New Buttery Indulgence

  • Comprised of two peppered fried eggs, four slices of cherrywood smoked bacon, a slice of American cheese and two thick and I mean thick slices of Texas toast, the sandwich ranks in at 580 calories and 24 grams of fat.

    The Stir: Dunkin' Donuts Big N' Toasty: A New Buttery Indulgence

  • The metal chairs now sit in his study next to a set of Ikea shelves that he repainted for a faux cherrywood look.

    Little Fixes That Make Any Room Pop

  •            Tessa quietly slid out the cherrywood drawers in the dining room with trembling hands and removed the silver and began to polish.

  • A small cherrywood box, no larger than a deck of cards lay before her.

    Seventy-two Hours or Less

  • She dropped the rose on the polished cherrywood and prayed for there to be no God, for the stories to be just that: stories.

    Double Vision


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  • Nice cite, qroqqa. A quintessentially Holmesian sentence!

    July 21, 2008

  • 'You have erred, perhaps,' he observed, taking up a glowing cinder with the tongs, and lighting with it the long cherrywood pipe which was wont to replace his clay when he was in a disputatious rather than a meditative mood . . .

    —Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Copper Beeches'

    Serendipity. I'm going to start seeing it everywhere now.

    'Clay' = "clay pipe" is OED sense 6. a.

    July 21, 2008

  • n. Yes, wood from a cherry tree. I am recording this because I don't think I've seen it fused before. Google has comparatively few hits for "made of cherrywood" as against "made of cherry wood": most uses of the single word seem to be place names.

    I can see Mrs Albright, dressed in her best black skirt and percale blouse (she pronounced it 'percal'), bent over before the oval mirror of a cherrywood bureau, tying the velvet ribbons of an antique bonnet under her chin.

    —James Thurber, 1952, 'Daguerreotype of a Lady', in The Thurber Album

    July 10, 2008