fat pine

nounMidland and Southern U.S.

Origin of fat pine

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75

Words Nearby fat pine

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How to use fat pine in a sentence

  • The boys stopped at the first wood pile and split up a log of fat pine into long sticks for torches.

  • As night fell, dozens of little bonfires were lighted in the plaza, made from cobwork piles of fat-pine.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) | Frederick Starr
  • "I'll light a piece of fat pine," shouted the Boy, catching up a stick, and thrusting it into the coals.

    The Magnetic North | Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • High-grade wood turpentine is now produced by the steam distillation of finely cut fat pine wood.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner
  • And there were great coal barges, filled with fat pine knots.