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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. 2018.
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  • And there were great coal barges, filled with fat pine knots.

  • Me and Sandy took a piece o' fat pine and went down and looked at him.

  • They were well provided with fat pine torches and armed with axes.


    Kirk Munroe
  • Then I got a piece of fat pine that had washed ashore and made me a torch.

    Boy Scouts in Southern Waters

    G. Harvey Ralphson
  • With a blazing splinter of fat pine for torch, we made our inspection.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • 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
  • Meanwhile most of the Indians had surrounded Mcintosh's house, and torches of the fat pine were used to set it on fire.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • They can get fat pine which is in great demand both North and South.

  • He had only to light the fat pine sticks laid beneath the kettle swung above and make his tea, and his meal was ready.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • Cassandra, on her knees at the hearth, was arranging sticks of fat pine to light the fire.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine

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