from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A shrub in the West Indies (
Lagetta Iintearia); -- so called from the lacelike layers of its inner bark.
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ANSWER: The Korean, the Bungeana or lace-bark, the Swiss stone pine, and the Armandi.
In the garden some tiny owls, perched on the branches of a lace-bark tree, called: "More pork; more pork."
But she had not liked the bull frightfully, so she had walked away back through the orchard, up the grassy slope, along the path by the lace-bark tree and so into the spread tangled garden.
Previous also to the same abolition of slavery, there was another, and less gentle, use made of the lace-bark, by the masters of these same negroes.
Perhaps the most curious of all the Thymelaceae is the celebrated Lagetta, or lace-bark tree of Jamaica; out of which the ladies of that island know how to manufacture cuffs, collars, and berthas, that, when cut into the proper shapes, and bleached to a perfect whiteness, have all the appearance of real lace!