It is easy to remember that lignum vitae is one of the hardest woods and arbor vitae one of the softest.
Octant made of dark wood and with lignum vitae; brass fittings.
The wood of those trees is as heavy or heavier than Brazil or lignum vitae; and is in colour white.
The other kind has white wood with a small brown heart, but nearly as hard as lignum vitae.
Where have you been all your born days, not to know what lignum vitae is?
Their idea was that a mahogany or lignum vitae billy was too costly a weapon to be broken over a Negro's head.
The fixed valve face is of lignum vitae in a metal recess, and the revolving valve of gun-metal.
Every player uses four lignum vitae bowls in single-handed games and (as a rule) in friendly games, but only two in matches.
Of the trees which have a wide range over the country, especially near the sea-coast, the lignum vitae is of great value.
Many hard woods, as lignum vitae, are so heavy that they will not float at all.