Noun(1) strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats(2) forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
(1) The company claims the tree is a genetically engineered plant that combines the best qualities of balsa , bamboo, and aspen, but the USDA has never heard of such a Frankenwood.(2) A relatively poor country, Equador exports bananas and balsa , a fact of interest to Matthew.(3) We hiked up Vermont Valley with a guide, Ellroy, to look for indigenous wild St. Vincent parrots, through thick rain forest of figs, palms, balsa and incongruous pine trees.(4) Other wood boards sold for in excess of $10,000 a piece, including a 1950s balsa paddleboard and a redwood plank from the 1930s.(5) The only trees that are in danger are the hardwoods, such as balsa and African Blackwood, as these take far longer to grow than trees used for paper production.(6) One of these was to build models of an earthquake-proof house out of balsa wood .(7) Though a good portion of board material and design during the 50's was based on the use of balsa wood , the 50's were also extremely influential to surfboard technology.(8) If you're thinking of building an escape raft, all you'll get is balsa wood .(9) Being much less dense than balsa wood , these expanded polystyrene floats are much smaller, offering less resistance to the strike which, in practical terms, should mean more fish are hooked.(10) His model aircraft were usually scruffy constructions of paper and balsa wood and far from aerodynamically efficient.(11) I wonder if architects even still build those cute models out of foamcore and balsa wood anymore.(12) In the past he has replicated rolls of floral-printed toilet paper in silk, modeled Tupperware cups of beeswax and created sponges of balsa wood .(13) Here at the launch site they were just a few dozen engineers and laborers in the deep wilderness, every blessed thing brought in piece by piece on balsa wood rafts.(14) Hunt constructed these lightweight volumes from thin ribs of spruce or balsa wood before sheathing them in layers of silk paper and metal leaf.(15) Then there was the time some company put cheap balsa wood model airplanes inside the conference tote bag.(16) It turns out that the ├ö├ç├┐smoking gun├ö├ç├û the warbloggers have been braying about for the past week is made of balsa wood and duct tape, and powered by lawnmower engines.
(1) balsa wood :: balsahout
1. balsa wood ::
Different Formsbalsa, balsas
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