from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the carob-tree. See Ceratonia.
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He accepted a piece of locust-bean with leisurely condescension and watched us with quiet interest as he chewed.
It was overrun from morning to night by the habitual element, augmented now by a constant arrival of little dark men, brown as the locust-bean, with regular features and thick beards, some turbulent and talkative, like Paganetti, others silent, self-contained and dogmatic: the two types of the race upon which the same climate produces different effects.
¼ teaspoon locust-bean gum (available at terraspice. com) 3 tablespoons lemon juice
(Give me a locust-bean and I will give you a pull of my cigarette.) "