corkwood


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corkwood:

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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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.
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Being 100% natural, biodegradable and recyclable, the corkwood bark that corks are punched from literally grows on trees, and is renewably harvested without the tree being cut down.
Some fraction of your life, however small, owes its existence to the oxygen produced by each champion tree in the 2006 National Register of Big Trees, from the 1,321-point giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevadas of California to the 25-point corkwood of Waccasassa Bay.
Lancaster Community Appreciation Program and Target Oriented Policing deputies, plus 40 other deputies from Palmdale and from gang and narcotics units, on Tuesday served eight search warrants at apartments in the 44100 block of Engle Way and duplexes in the 45400 blocks of Cedar and Corkwood avenues.
one man drew a picture of the guranidja [ancestral progeny] of a corkwood ancestor as a number of ovoid forms placed within a large, slightly rectangular shape representing a rockhole at a particular site.
The huge cork, handmade in Portugal from the finest corkwood, was finished with a wax seal.