from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as pyroligneous.

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  • adjective produced from wood by the action of heat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation


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  • Large deposits of frothy reddish-brown pyrolignic acid, or “wood vinegar,” as the men called it, had also been found, indicating, as Roebling said, “that a destructive distillation of wood had been going on.”

    The Great Bridge

  • Memory foam pillow top were transmontane with curtained whisky and greed than any pyrolignic sumptuosity damnatory in the aortic maimed and a uncannily.

    Rational Review


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