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assegai

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a southern African cornaceous tree, Curtisia faginea, the wood of which is used for making spears
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It's no assegai, or even from Africa, but rather from a tropical Pacific island.
Price was also the overall winner in the recent South African Direct Marketing Association's Annual Awards, wining the coveted Inkosi Assegai award.
IN the heat of battle, the parched, red earth littered with men skewered and mutilated by Zulu assegai, Private Samuel Wassall spotted a figure sinking beneath the chocolate waters of Buffalo River.
An assegai spear in the shape of a rusted railing had just whistled past his right ear and he refused to stay and salute the bravery of our pale-faced Zulu warriors.
What have we done to this Pringle to draw down the horrid vengeance of the unsparing assegai upon our defenceless and, till now, peaceful homes.
Currently four holes have been completed with a 298 metre Reverse Circulation (RC) hole at the Assegai prospect; 2 RC / diamond holes on the Sabre Prospect to 207 and 298 metres depth respectively and 1 RC / diamond hole at the Falchion Prospect to 275 metres.
Wilbur Smith, the international best-selling author of Assegai, The Quest, The Triumph of the Sun, Warlock, Monsoon, and a score of other novels involving Ancient Egypt, who was born in Kwabe, Zambia in 1933, hints at Oware/ Bawo's genealogy by describing a game called Bao played in Ancient Egypt.
Gum from Protorhus longifolia was used in KwaZulu-Natal in historic times for attaching blades into assegai handles (Grant & Thomas 1998: 236).
No other vehicles were involved in the crash near Assegai bridge in the Mpumalanga mountains near Piet Retief, 170 miles from Johannesburg.