Bois d'arc

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Bois´ d'arc´

1.(Bot.) The Osage orange (Maclura aurantiaca).
The bois d'arc seems to be the characteristic growth of the black prairies.
- U. S. Census (1880).
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The Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir is expected to eventually provide water for 1.
Another old-fashioned form of fencing, popular is the Ozarks, is a living hedge of bois d'arc (Osage orange).
In Arkansas, they became wood, made primarily of Bois d'Arc (bow wood or hedge), called colloquially "bo-dock," from fence posts sunk by railroads in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Black locust grows in Oklahoma too; however, upon reaching Indian Territory, Cherokees would have been exposed to the superior strength and durability of the bois d'arc through interactions with the Osage Indians.
The landowner had been paid to restore his fence when the construction of the pipeline was completed in 1949 and, in that area of Kansas, bois d'arc wood fence posts have been known to last as long as 75 years.
We are focused on recognising cost synergies from the Bois d'Arc integration while drilling and oil service costs equilibrate with lower commodity prices.
From south to north, the coverage area reaches from the intersection of State Highway 185 and Bois d'Arc Road to the intersection of U.
Known also as hedge, hedge apple, bodark (from the French bois d'arc, meaning wood of the bow), and bowwood, the osage-orange's name comes from the Osage Indian tribe, which lived near the tree's home range, and from the orange-like aroma of the ripened fruit.
green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), sugarberry (Celtis laevigata), pecan (Carya illinoinensis), cedar elm (Ulmus crassifolia), bois d'arc (Maclura pomifera), honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), post oak (Quercus stellata), red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) and persimmon (Diospyros virginiana).
According to Donald Culross Peattie, author of the book A Natural History of Western Trees, the early French explorers called it bois d'arc, which means bow wood, and somewhere along the line the wood also picked up the name Bowdark.