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[al-mohn, am-uh n] /ˈæl moʊn, ˈæm ən/
a Philippine, dipterocarpaceous tree, Shorea eximia.
the hard, yellowish-white wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin of almon
From Bisayan Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But Prof. almon Waite, toddling behind the treasure, had a metaphor of his own.

  • In the case of almon Babbitt, the Indians were proved to have been white.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • almon (i. 172) specifically declares that it was written by Gordon.

    Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
  • Have remained in camp; rest much appreciated; have written Dr. almon Clark.

  • almon B. Green had been made skeptical by the unintelligible orthodox preaching.

  • almon, who knew something of this matter, says that none of the reports of Pitt's speeches before 1760 can be depended upon.

    Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
  • In 1766 almon began reporting the debates himself, and so would claim greater exactness, and may easily have attained it.

    Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
  • He told Mr. almon to lose no time but go at once and effect insurance.

  • The pioneer inventor in automatic telephony was the late Mr. almon B. Strowger.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • almon's Remembrancer : "'Common Sense' is read by all ranks; and as many as read, so many become converted."

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