crabwood


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carapa, crabwood, Surinam mahogany, West Indian mahogany

A pale to reddish brown wood of South America and Africa; moderately hard and heavy, with straight grain and medium texture; used for general construction and in plywood.
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However, "because of the variation in the character of the wood it has been suggested that the name andiroba should be used for the finer-textured, denser material and the name crabwood for the coarser-textured wood of medium density," according to "World Timbers.
Other names include cedro marcha, carapa, crabwood and tangare, according to "The Encyclopedia of Wood," but these names are also applied to the related species Carapa nicaraguensis, whose properties are considered "generally inferior to those of C.
Andiroba, crabwood, krappa, figueroa, carapote, carapa, camacari, cedro macho, bateo, masabalo, mazabalo, denerara.
Coursing alive along Crabwood Creek in the moonlight pouring through broken clouds.
I read in the Carnival Argosy in 1939," said Mr Mageye, "that engineers were contemplating diverting the tributary to the Courantyne River known as Crabwood Creek into an enclosure, or giant spatial lasso, so to speak, for horses and cattle to prevent them straying onto and grazing upon the rice fields.
Posters advertising the Crabwood Creek Scheme (as it was called) began to loosen into tattered newspaper flags on the walls of buildings and in schools.
Such were his larger-than-life thoughts as he led his plodding, smaller-than-life procession of horses from upriver Courantyne to downriver Crabwood Creek now that the drought was over.
Steve Knight finished over a minute clear of his nearest challenger in Coventry Olympic CC's Midland League promotion at Hoar Park Craft Village, while Lewys Hobbs won the junior race at the VC Phoenix-Dragon Trophy meeting in Swansea and Nicole Cooke was a comfortable winner of the youths race in Crabwood CC's meeting at Southampton Sports Centre.