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  • noun A hard, polishable composition of fine sawdust and blood, formerly used for making household items.


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French, hardened wood.


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  • "A hard, highly polishable composition, made of fine sawdust from hard wood (as rosewood) mixed with blood, and pressed." (GNU Webster's 1913, on bois-durci but the hyphenated spelling seems less common)

    January 31, 2013

  • Fascinating!

    January 31, 2013

  • Not to be confused with the various trees and woods called bloodwood.

    January 31, 2013