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name for several trees, especially an acaciaacacia
, any plant of the large leguminous genus Acacia, often thorny shrubs and trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family). Chiefly of the tropics and subtropics, they are cultivated for decorative and economic purposes.
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Algernon (Henry). 1869--1951, British novelist and short- story writer; noted for his supernatural tales
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Sound & Fair aims to realise a sustainable trade in African blackwood.
The woodwind instrument - crafted by musician Alastair Hanson and his team in his village workshop - was made from African Blackwood from responsibly managed forests in Tanzania.
Although modern substitutes such as African blackwood or ebony have better defined qualities, the recent revival of early music and the attendant requirement for authentic instruments, such as bombards, hurdy-gurdys, and baroque flutes, has revived demand.
Now a piece of African Blackwood has been turned into a unique object in a small workshop in Marsden.
If you pick up a clarinet, piccolo, oboe or flute, chances are that woodwind instrument is made from African blackwood.

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