from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of rosewood and the similar violet-wood and jacaranda-wood. See Jacaranda and rosewood.


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  • Rakotoarisoa said that “after just a few days, over a thousand pieces of precious wood have been seized”, including highly lucrative but slow-growing rosewood and palisander logs.

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  • I pick up the pepper and bergamot, the palisander and sandalwood dominate the incense, not a lot of jasmine or orris here, and a synthetic fruit note which jars just a little.

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  • The walls all around were wainscoted with palisander.

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  • This table was of palisander wood and supported by the semblance of a swan.

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  • The French have given the name jacaranda to rose-wood, under the idea that the plant called jacaranda by the Brazilians yields it, which is not the case; "the same word has perhaps been the origin of palisander -- palixander, badly written."

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  • Ebony concert fingerboard with 29 freets under E. - type Classico C has round bottom with 31 palisander channelled ribs; concert ebony fingerboard with 29 frets under E. - type Classico B has round bottom with 31 white maple not channelled; concert ebony fingerboard with 29 frets under E. - type Classico A has an engraved neck with: a) inside machine-head;

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