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  • n. A sharpened bamboo stick set in the ground to wound or impale enemy soldiers

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  • "The speed and power of their growth is alarming, the forms they adopt as bizarre and varied as those of deep-sea organisms, and all of them, he supposes, are as dangerous to an airplane as punji stakes to a barefoot pedestrian."

    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, p 30 of the Avon Books paperback edition

    January 22, 2013