It is possible that a new use may be found for copra as fuel for warships.
Most of them had large quantities of oil and copra—this also was shipped.
Every ton of copra contains over one hundred gallons of oil besides other combustible matters, and it burns with a fierce heat.
He calculated the number of bags of copra that would be ready for his next schooner.
Previous to 1890, the quantity of copra exported was so small that no record was kept of it.
Each had a share of copra, her peculium, to dispose of for herself.
“You see you get copra,” she said, the same as you might offer candies to a child.
Then came ships in search of sandalwood and copra, and came also missionaries.
They are covered with palm groves, and they export cocoa-nuts and copra.
These vessels were in some cases loaded with fruits and sandalwood and copra.
dried kernel of coconut, 1580s, from Portuguese copra (16c.), from Malayalam koppara (cognate with Hindi khopra) "coconut;" related to Hindi khopri "skull," from Sanskrit kharparah "skull."