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see bombaxbombax
, common name for the Bombacaceae, a family of deciduous trees, often tall and with unusually thick trunks, found chiefly in the American tropics. The family includes many commercially important members, e.g.
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Ochroma lagopus. A tropical American tree in the order Malvales; its wood is strong and lighter than cork.

balsa, corkwood

The lightest of all woods, with density of about 7 to 10 lb per cu ft (110 to 160 kg per cu m); used for the core of lightweight sandwich panels, models, etc.


1. a bombacaceous tree, Ochroma lagopus, of tropical America
2. the very light wood of this tree, used for making rafts, etc
3. a light raft
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Speaking of decor, there's still a patch of white flock wallpaper right at the door as you enter Balsa.
I was always a balsa nut," admits Phil Hunt, owner of PH Custom Lures as well as his Old School Balsa Baits brand.
La obra de Ruben Ramos Balsa me permite afirmar que el diptico, como estructura, es una herramienta muy eficaz para documentar procesos con el minimo despliegue de imagenes, logrando que la yuxtaposicion de dos imagenes se configure como molecula iconica de la temporalidad.
En la figura 1 se observa que hay un traslape de los valores canonicos individuales entre las partes media y alta, tanto de la madera de balsa como de la madera de ceiba, lo cual indica que no hay una discriminacion entre las aturas de estas dos especies (Johnson, 2000).
For its asynchronous description in Balsa, it is not necessary to include the ShiftRow block.
As for the flower of balsa wood, this insect-plant interaction arouses debate.
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Jeff, an assistant bank manager from Stokesley, had won a bronze medal the previous year and this entrant made from balsa wood and tissue paper was an exact replica of a AJEP Wittman Tailwind light aircraft.
The jousters, members of a professional re-enactment group, were using lances with balsa wood tips, designed to break off on impact with an opponent's shield.
The only parts of the surfer not made of balsa are the wire joints and the two Styrofoam[R] eyes.
Steelhead expert Jim Butler provides a complete 'how to' introduction for novice anglers in "Steelhead Float Fishing" that includes the history of float fishing, the aquatic behaviors of steelhead, 'reading' water, the various float fishing techniques and strategies, natural and artificial baits, float reels and how to cast them, building balsa floats, and a great deal more.
In the Gees' presentation, which they've also done at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, they bring out a fleet of their balsa and Japanese tissue-paper crafts, which include biplanes, a helicopter and a ``ornithopter'' that flies by flapping its wings.