Online Encyclopedia

SABICU WOOD

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 964 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
SABICU WOOD is the produce of a large leguminous tree, Lysiloma Sabicu, a native of Cuba. The wood has a rich mahogany colour; it is exceedingly heavy, hard and durable, and therefore most valuable for shipbuilding. Sabicu, on account of its durability, was selected for the stairs of the Great Exhibition (London) of 1851, and, notwithstanding the enormous traffic which passed over them, the wood at the end was found to be little affected by wear.
End of Article: SABICU WOOD
[back]
SABIANS
[next]
SIR EDWARD SABINE (1788-1883)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.