from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of the teak-tree; teak.


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  • Hang-chau silk hangings and a few pieces of teak-wood mingled with blatant plush furniture from some department store.

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  • The teak-wood timber was further protected by a 1-inch thick bronze-like alloy plate on all sides which despite severe external corrosion had preserved the teak-wood of the box to a fair extent.

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  • Her dark-brown hair fanned out in cover girl curls around her teak-wood complexion.

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  • When they left the pavilions, they saw in the midst of the palace a door of teak-wood marquetried with ivory and ebony and plated with glittering gold, over which hung a silken curtain purfled with all manner of embroideries; and on this door were locks of white silver, that opened by artifice without a key.

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  • Its door was of Indian teak-wood inlaid with gold that glowed; and through it one passed into a royal-hall in whose midst was a jetting fount girt by a raised estrade.

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  • It was shaped just like our cathedrals, with a horseshoe roof of teak-wood, which has defied the ravages of time.

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  • Conan jerked lustily at the rope which depended from the bell beside the lantern, augmenting its clamor by hammering on the iron-bound teak-wood gate with the hilt of his sword.

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  • More cautiously now, the hand pinched the end of a banana, patted over and settled on the teak-wood lid, wavered a second, decided, snatched the box out the open window.

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  • Then he jogged back to let Jia-ling know that the loss of her teak-wood box would be permanent.

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  • The doors were heavy two-leaved slabs of teak-wood, deeply carved, often with wickets in them; and they had rich hinges and ring-knockers of hammered iron.

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