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[lahyt-woo d, -oo d] /ˈlaɪtˌwʊd, -ʊd/
noun, Southern U.S.
Also called fatwood. kindling.
resinous pine wood used for kindling.
Origin of lightwood
First recorded in 1675-85; light1 + wood1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • From a saddle he took the lightwood torch, returned within, and placed the cup on the boulder on which the Grand Cyclops had sat.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • She bent over and raked the ashes from her cake with a lightwood splinter.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • He had not reckoned on their seeking his name, or lightwood's.

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

    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
  • Mr lightwood's impatience was much relieved when he found her dressed for departure.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Astonished by his friend's unusual heat, lightwood stared too, and then said: 'What can have become of this man?'

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Captain lightwood and his gunner had given up the unequal fight and taken to the air.

    The Great Drought Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • lightwood lifted his head at the neck, and put a wine-glass to his lips.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Our greatest achievement after all, I think, was the piles of socks we knitted by the lightwood blaze at night.

    Life in the Confederate Army Arthur Peronneau Ford

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