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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hollow cylinder filled with various kinds of combustibles, used in fire-ships to convey the fire to the shrouds.


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  • The meridional portion is abundant in Yucca and Opuntia, and the southernmost portion is inhabited by Mexican fire-barrel cactus (Ferocactus pringlei) and Arizona rainbow cactus (Echinocereus polyacanthus).

    Chihuahuan desert


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