The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia Volume 8

The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...they became in time articles of great luxury, being made of gold. silver, &c., and ornamented. " Neither have they the use of stockings and shoes, but a sort of sandals are worn by the better sort."----Dampi'er. Voyages (an. 1688). ' Bot.. Comm., centsc.: The wood of Sontalum album, a small, greatly-branched, evergreen tree, with leaves opposite and entire which have been compared to those of the m rtle, as the inflorescence, an axillary and termina thyrsus, has been to that of the privet. The flowers are at first yellowish. but afterward of a deep ferruginous hue. Thou h they are inodorous, the wood when cut, especia y near the root, is highly fragrant. _I' rows in the dry re ion of Southern India, and in t e islands of the In ian Archipelago. W_hen felled the trunk is about nine inches or a foot in diameter. It is then barked, cut into billets and buried in a dry place for about two months. 'lt is largely oxpni-toil from India to China and Arabia, and, to a_certain extent, to Europe. The heart-wood is used in tho East for carving, for incense, and for perfume. The seeds yield by expression a thick viscid oil. burnt _hy the poorer classes in India. An essciitial oil is also distilled from the wood. Hindu doctors consider sandiness sandal-wood sedative and coolin. and use it II gouorrhma. The sandal-wood o the Sandwich slands is derived from Santalum frc cinelianum Rod sandal-woo: is the wood growing in Corornandel ' it is used only and S. paniculnlurgi. of Plerocarpus santalinus, and Ceylon. In occidental pharinac to color the compound tincture o lavender. In India the name is also given to Adenanthera pa nective, and for1n. Shaped ke a sandal or slipper. sin'-dulled, a. Eng. sandal (1);-ed. 1-Wearinshow more

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