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, island, c.300 sq mi (775 sq km), E Indonesia, one of the Moluccas, in the Banda Sea. It is mountainous, well watered, and fertile. Corn and sago are produced, and hunting and fishing supplement the diet.
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Amboina

1. an island in Indonesia, in the Moluccas. Capital: Amboina. Area: 1000 sq. km (386 sq. miles)
2. a port in the Moluccas, the capital of Amboina island
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The English-born filly was sent to France, named Tahiti, and in 1954 won the Prix de Diane, just a week before the Norseman colt out of Amboyna, Antares, finished second in the Prix du Jockey-Club.
In the second section, the other absolute metaphors mediate respectively the production of colonialism itself as "an object of knowledge" (185) with the audience as its subject in John Fletcher's Island Princess (1621) and the equivocal confirmation-by-denial of the culture of commercial exchange in Dryden's Amboyna (1673).
In the furniture section, a mid-18th Century Denbighshire oak enclosed dresser from Dolgellau is valued at up to pounds 5,000 and, from the Victorian period, an ebonised, amboyna and marquetry side cabinet is tipped to make up to pounds 4,000.
Amboyna is a rare, West Indian wood imported during the 18th Century and used for veneers, for whole surfaces or as inlays or bandings.
MIXED MATERIALS: This mid-Victorian walnut, amboyna, gilt metal and porcelain mounted credenza sold in Bonhams for pounds 3,600.
When in the burl form, narra's wood is usually referred to as amboyna burl - that name coming from Amboyna Island, another place the trees can be found.
In "Veneers, A Fritz Kohl Handbook," produced by the Fritz Kohl Veneer Mill in Germany, amboyna burl is described as "one of the rarest and most expensive woods in the world," adding that "the burly part of the log is often very small.
Thuya buff is the equivalent in price of amboyna burl and both are very expensive veneers," he added.
Ruhlmann's designs were lavished with marquetry and tortoiseshell, ivory, jade, silver, sharkskin, leopard skin and exotic woods like macassar ebony, violet wood, amboyna and amaranth.
His work followed Ruhlmann's elegant style, using exotic species such as amboyna wood with stylized floral marquetry and ivory inlays.
Recognizable design elements of the '20s and '30s were the use of rich materials -- ivory, mother-of-pearl, ebony, amboyna -- and bold shapes -- the Hollywood or Miami look.