It is easy to remember that lignum vitae is one of the hardest woods and arbor vitae one of the softest.
lignum is a small shrub which grows in the dry-water courses.
The wood of those trees is as heavy or heavier than Brazil or lignum vitae; and is in colour white.
The bit of lignum vit which served him for a heart was all in all for her.
It is built of pinewood overlaid with lignum vit, sycamore and walnut, in small roundish pieces cut across the grain.
On one of his portraits from the Arundel collection he has placed “incidit in lignum.”
It consists of strips of lignum vitæ dovetailed into the bearing or bush, and running lengthways of it.
The gentlemen of the juries might not understand him as lignum and me do.
Where have you been all your born days, not to know what lignum vitae is?
Octant made of dark wood and with lignum vitae; brass fittings.