Definition of Fatwood
1. Noun. A heartwood of pine trees, impregnated with resin, useful in the manufacture of pitch and pine tar. ¹
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Definition of Fatwood
1. wood used for kindling [n -S]
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Literary usage of Fatwood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Story of Portus: And Songs of the Southland by Mary Hall Leonard (1894)
"THE kings of the forest bit by bit On my brick-laid hearth into ashes expire, While nursing my fancies I dreamily sit Feeding my fatwood fire. ..."
2. The Popular and Critical Bible Encyclopædia and Scriptural Dictionary, Fully by Samuel Fallows, Andrew Constantinides Zenos, Herbert Lockwood Willett (1904)
"Did., says : “The only trees which fulfill all the necessary conditions are the fatwood trees. The genus Pinus furnishes three species, Pinus Pinea, L, ..."
3. A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing with Its Language, Literature, and by Andrew Bruce Davidson, James Hastings, Samuel Rolles Driver, John Alexander Selbie, Henry Barclay Swete (1900)
"... conditions are the fatwood trees. The genus Pinus furnishes three species, P. Pinea, L., the stone or maritime As the passage in Ex 30 is assigned to P, ..."
4. Old Times on the Upper Mississippi: The Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot by George Byron Merrick (1909)
"If at night, the torch fed with fatwood and resin threw a red glow upon his shining black face, as he lifted up his strong, melodious voice, and lined out ..."
5. The Craftsman by Gustav Stickley (1907)
"It was very warm, but he made a roaring fire of fatwood in the cabin, and on it cremated one after another the gorgeous articles of adornment which he had ..."
6. Hills, Lakes, and Forest Streams: Or, A Tramp in the Chateaugay Woods by Samuel H. Hammond (1854)
"With a small torch of fatwood in the bow of our dug-out, we shoved from the shore about nine o'clock, in pursuit of deer. We moved slowly and silently along ..."