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fat pine

noun, Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of fat pine
An Americanism dating back to 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The boys stopped at the first wood pile and split up a log of fat pine into long sticks for torches.

  • And there were great coal barges, filled with fat pine knots.

  • "I'll light a piece of fat pine," shouted the Boy, catching up a stick, and thrusting it into the coals.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • They were well provided with fat pine torches and armed with axes.

    Raftmates Kirk Munroe
  • There was plenty of fat pine, and rousing fires made the valley seem habitable.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • With a blazing splinter of fat pine for torch, we made our inspection.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • They, as well as fat pine, are almost imperishable, and those sticking out of old rotten logs are as good as any.

  • You'll find a fire already laid, in the fireplace, with fat pine knots that will blaze up at the touch of a match.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Cassandra, on her knees at the hearth, was arranging sticks of fat pine to light the fire.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • They can get fat pine which is in great demand both North and South.

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