from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Aloes wood, or agallochum. See agallochum.
- n. A fragrant tree mentioned in the Bible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Aloeswood or agallochum: same as aloes, 2.
- n. A bitter drug: same as aloes, 1.
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So I bade them set before him a box containing Nadd,619 the best of compound perfumes, together with fine lign-aloes, ambergris and musk unmixed, the whole worth fifty dinars.
Khalanj285, lign-aloes and sandal-wood, plated with red gold, and studded with all manner emeralds and costly gems fit for seal rings.
I saw there also two great censers each big as a mazer-bowl,297 flaming with lign-aloes, nadd - perfume,298 ambergris and honied scents; and the place was full of their fragrance.
In India it is composed of rice flower or powdered bark of the mango, Deodar (uvaria longifolia), Sandalwood, lign-aloes or curcuma (zerumbat or zedoaria) with rose-flowers, camphor, civet and anise-seed.
Then the barber made him sit on the dais and the boys proceeded to shampoo him, whilst the censers fumed with the finest lign-aloes. 210 Then said the King, “O master is this the Hammam?”
Quoth he, “Hearing and obeying,” and bringing her the musk and ambergris and lign-aloes and rosewater, returned with her to Zayn al-Mawasif and saluted her.
So saying, he arose and pulling up425 half a score of the doors of the palace, which were of sandal-wood and lign-aloes with nails of gold and silver, bound them together with ropes of silk and floss426-silk and fine linen and wrought of them
He continued gazing at the ship, until it drew nigh, when he saw that it was a foyst builded all of ivory and ebony, inlaid with glistening gold made fast by nails of steel, with oars of sandal and lign-aloes.
And the present was a cup of ruby a span high85 the inside of which was adorned with precious pearls; and a bed covered with the skin of the serpent which swalloweth the elephant, which skin hath spots each like a dinar and whoso sitteth upon it never sickeneth; 86 and an hundred thousand miskals of Indian lign-aloes and a slave-girl like a shining moon.
The trellis was covered with a climbing vine, bearing grapes like rubies, and beside the basin stood a throne of lign-aloes latticed with red gold, inlaid with great pearls and comprising vari-coloured gems of every sort and precious minerals each kind fronting each and symmetrically disposed.