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  • Then the savages gave them to drink of cocoa-nut oil and anointed them therewith; and straightway after drinking thereof, their eyes turned into their heads and they fell to eating greedily, against their wont.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Allah requite thee!” answered I and did as he advised me, going out daily with the cocoa-nut gatherers, who commended me to one another and showed me the best-stocked trees. 66 Thus did I for some time, till I had laid up great store of excellent nuts, besides a large sum of money, the price of those I had sold.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Needless to say that cocoa-nut oil would have no stupefying effect unless mixed with opium or datura, hemp or henbane.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A cocoa-nut had given rise to language that I could not brook; but confiding in my innocence, and also in the knowledge that the President of the United States (who sat next him) owed me a knife, I braced myself for the ordeal.

    A Holiday Romance

  • I had seen both, looking at us round the stem of a cocoa-nut tree, where the moon struck them.

    The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

  • She proudly exhibited unutterable mittens on a puffy pair of hands; the plumes of a first-class funeral floated on an over-flowing bonnet; laces adorned her shoulders, as round behind as they were before; consequently, the spherical form of the cocoa-nut was perfect.

    Pierre Grassou

  • The wife had a fine veneer of mahogany on her face, and in figure she resembled a cocoa-nut, surmounted by a head and tied in around the waist.

    Pierre Grassou

  • They spread out like the top of the grass-tree, and the fruit has a large kernel about the size of an egg, with a hard shell; the inside has the taste of a cocoa-nut, but when roasted is like a potato.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • My answer is, I have described myself as a public character with a blight upon him — which fully accounts for the curdling of the milk in THAT cocoa-nut.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • There was a snug harbour within a little reef; there was a sandy beach; there were cocoa-nut trees with high straight stems, quite bare, and foliage at the top like plumes of magnificent green feathers; there were all the objects that are usually seen in those parts, and I am not going to describe them, having something else to tell about.

    The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

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