African ebony

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Wood of a number of tropical species usually distinguished by its dark color, durability, and hardness; used for carving, ornamental cabinetwork, etc.
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The guitar was crafted from Brazilian rosewood, book matched Sitka spruce with heavy "bearclaw" figuring, Adirondack red spruce and African ebony. The ebony was inlaid with a floral pattern of abalone bordered in mother-of-pearl and used for the guitar's bridge, finger-board and pickguard.
When stained black, holly resembles the much sought-after African ebony wood.
The few pieces of furniture consist of tall backed chairs, benches, tables and counters, all made of African ebony. (Armani, who bought a licensed supply, were persuaded by Silvestrin to treasure the inevitable cracking.) Furniture and brass planes are dark counterpoints in the symphony of pale stone.
of New York from African ebony. The 2-inch, 14-carat, hand-decorated gold head was inscribed with the words: "Presented by the Boston Post to the oldest citizen of (said town)."
East African blackwood, African blackwood, Ebene de Mozambique, pao preto, grenadill, Cape danson, African ebony, dialbam, koffo, kio, jeti-edo, munjo, motangu, poyi, mpingo, muengom, samachi, and chella, funiti, shami, babanus, begbio, bokango faiti, rit, and tarem.
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