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(Austral) another name for polygonum
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  • lignum is a small shrub which grows in the dry-water courses.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • What had General lignum ever done in all his luxurious days to justify him to a place in the sun?

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • Where have you been all your born days, not to know what lignum vitae is?

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • The bit of lignum vit which served him for a heart was all in all for her.

    Eden Edgar Saltus
  • On one of his portraits from the Arundel collection he has placed “incidit in lignum.”

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • Many hard woods, as lignum vitae, are so heavy that they will not float at all.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • I trust my old lignum to you, and I am sure you'll bring him through it.

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens
  • The gentlemen of the juries might not understand him as lignum and me do.

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens
  • Octant made of dark wood and with lignum vitae; brass fittings.

  • The fixed valve face is of lignum vitae in a metal recess, and the revolving valve of gun-metal.

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