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lightwood

[lahyt-woo d, -oo d] /ˈlaɪtˌwʊd, -ʊd/
noun, Southern U.S.
1.
Also called fatwood. kindling.
2.
resinous pine wood used for kindling.
Origin of lightwood
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; light1 + wood1
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  • This was called candlewood in New England and lightwood in the South.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • She bent over and raked the ashes from her cake with a lightwood splinter.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • Although as easy as usual on the surface, lightwood is not quite as easy as usual below it.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • At some loss to fathom Mr Boffin's notions of a tight will, lightwood felt his way.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • lightwood helped him to some more of that stuff, but it had been cooling, and didn't answer now.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • lightwood also smoked, with his eyes negligently turned on the informer.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • He had not reckoned on their seeking his name, or lightwood's.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Laughingly, Wrayburn looked to lightwood for an explanation of this odd visit.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • lightwood was at home when he got to the Chambers, and had dined alone there.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • And, 'I wish I could stop the lightwood peal, for it sounds like a knell.'

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens

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