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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tree deadened or felled at a time when destructive bark-beetles will enter the bark. The bark is then peeled and either burned or buried.
  • n. The jack-tree: so called because it furnishes a glutinous gum used as bird-lime. In some parts of the East the fiber of the bark is used for fishing-lines, cordage, and nets.


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