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  • Dax watched a vivid purple corona sink into ultraviolet invisibility for a moment, then flash back to dark dragon's-blood red to start the cycle all over again.

    Time's Enemy

  • It is undoubtedly a providential thing for the Sokotran that his island is harbourless, that his mountains are not auriferous, and that the modern world is not so keen about dragon's-blood, which is still called

    Southern Arabia

  • It was low down on the southern slope of Mount Haghier; our tents were pitched in a grove of palm-trees at the meeting of two rushing streams; tangled vegetation hung around us on every side, and whichever way we looked we had glimpses of granite peaks and rugged hill-sides clad with dragon's-blood.

    Southern Arabia

  • If the dragon's-blood tree, with its close-set, radiating branches and stiff, aloe-like leaves, is quaint -- and some might be inclined to say ugly -- it has, nevertheless, its economic use; but not so its still quainter comrade on the slopes of Mount Haghier, the gouty, swollen-stemmed _Adenium_.

    Southern Arabia

  • Huge fig-trees grow in these crevices, and dragon's-blood trees, and large herds of cows and goats revel in the rich carpet of grass which covers the flat surface of the plateau.

    Southern Arabia

  • The glory of Mount Haghier is undoubtedly its dragon's-blood tree

    Southern Arabia

  • Interminable forests grew on the banks and islands, with the many-rooted mangrove-tree, tall, snake-like canes with drooping tufts of leaves, the dragon's-blood tree, the india-rubber, and many others.

    From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People

  • There were three mezzotints on the walls, a dragon's-blood vase on the high, carved chimney-piece; the whole bore the unmistakable stamp of a fine, individual taste.

    Michael

  • India-rubber tree; the great courbaril, the "dragon's-blood" tree, not that celebrated tree of the East (_Draccena_), but one of a different genus (_Crotori_), from whose white bark flows a red blood-like juice.

    The Forest Exiles The Perils of a Peruvian Family in the Wilds of the Amazon

  • India-rubber tree; the great courbaril, the "dragon's-blood" tree, not that celebrated tree of the East but one of a different genus from whose white bark flows a red blood-like juice.

    Popular Adventure Tales

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  • See also dragon's blood.

    November 19, 2008

  • Three massive pianos . . . sprawled over the thick dragon's-blood pile of rugs from Madrid.

    —Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

    November 18, 2008