Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Florida & Georgia See kindling. See Regional Note at kindling.

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  • n. A heartwood of pine trees, impregnated with resin, useful in the manufacture of pitch and pine tar.

Etymologies

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fat +‎ wood

Examples

  • But the pitch from the butt of the tree, (sometimes called fatwood) or from old growth may be inches thick and very heavy.

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  • When I walked into the parlor, he was on his knees in front of the fireplace, sticking fatwood and newspaper between the logs on the grate.

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  • Roasting chestnuts in the oven just isn't the same -- get your fireplace blazing with fatwood kindling from L.L. Bean ($14.50; llbean. com) .19 Make "busy bags" for the kids 'table so you can eat your holiday dinner in peace.

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  • Benton crouches before the hearth and lights a match, and wisps of smoke curl up from fatwood kindling.

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  • Meg was bringing Georgia fatwood to light a bonfire, Whit had been given the task of sewing herb sachets to hang on the tree as gifts to the God and Goddess, and Chelsea was going to figure out some kind of maypole.

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  • A half-score of white-coated foot flared like fatwood in a winter fire, and the line slowed, but only momentarily, before the Shining Foot surged forward once more, the second line of troops marching over the charred corpses of those who had led the charge.

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  • Abruptly the stacked blankets burst into flame like fatwood.

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  • A comparison of finely shaved magnesium and fatwood, both shaved perpendicular with the blade of my razor sharp little Norlund Voyageur axe.

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  • Takes me a long time to get through the threads … I'm wondering how our right-leaning girlfriends here can be silent about the rally rant …. .maybe they're not … like I said, I haven't been very far today … .. georgia fatwood on 10 / 12 / 2008 2: 24 pm

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