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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as rasp pod and crow's *ash.
  • n. A Queensland tree, Hernandia bivalvis, of the family Hernandiaceæ.: it yields an oily nut and a light, soft, dark-gray wood. Also called grease-nut.

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  • "We would want mountain ash or white ash for spars; blue fig for struts; cudgerie for the fuselage."
    —Peter Carey, Illywhacker, 117

    April 15, 2009