Definitions

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  • n. The wood of the coconut palm.

Etymologies

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palm +‎ wood

Examples

  • I had an unexpected assignment to an area that was once an ancient seabed; on a small uplifted mesa I found carved into a perified palmwood log the words:

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  • An ancient Roman leg fragment shares shelf space with a Henry Moore sculpture, a '50s palmwood Printz desk faces a 17th-century painting by Willem de Vos and the walls are wrapped in an ebonized oak veneer checkerboard.

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  • It was long -- six feet or more, with a slender, reed shaft and a needle-like point of tough palmwood fitted and glued into the stem.

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  • The homes of the poorer people are mere huts generally built of palmwood and covered with palm-thatch.

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  • From his father he had inherited a house in Zanzibar, a mansion, indeed, of coraline limestone fitted with doors of palmwood elegantly carved.

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  • Then in the cool of the night they walked to the café, where cobwebs hung from the palmwood rafters, and the raised hearth glowed.

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  • In recompense whereof they captured him at the patriarchal age of 132, or thereabouts, and bound him with ropes between two flat boards of palmwood.

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  • Beyond the wall of this palm garden, at whose foot was a furrow full of stagnant brownish-yellow water, lay a handful of wretched earthen hovels, with flat roofs of palmwood and low wooden doors.

    The Desert Drum 1905

  • Here, upon a deal table, was set forth my repast; the foods I had brought with me, and a red Arab soup served in a gigantic bowl of palmwood.

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  • The gardeners lay upon the earth divans under the palmwood roofs, and slept.

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