amboyna


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amboyna

(æmˈbɔɪnə) or

amboina

n
(Forestry) the mottled curly-grained wood of an Indonesian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus indicus, used in making furniture
[C19: from the island of Amboina]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amboyna - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicusamboyna - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
rosewood - hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
padauk, padouk, Pterocarpus indicus, amboyna - tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
2.amboyna - tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus - genus of tropical trees or climbers having usually broadly winged pods
amboyna, Andaman redwood - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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I soon fell into the company of some Dutch sailors belonging to the Amboyna, of Amsterdam, a stout ship of 450 tons.
A large extent of white wavelets often to be seen on the coasts of Amboyna, and in these parts of the sea.
Another apprehension I had was, the cruel usage we might meet with from them if we fell into their hands; then the story of Amboyna came into my head, and how the Dutch might perhaps torture us, as they did our countrymen there, and make some of our men, by extremity of torture, confess to crimes they never were guilty of, or own themselves and all of us to be pirates, and so they would put us to death with a formal appearance of justice; and that they might be tempted to do this for the gain of our ship and cargo, worth altogether four or five thousand pounds.
The elegant, handsome art deco suite of burr amboyna and ivory bedroom furniture here of 1922-25 is signed by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and had belonged to Marcel Wolfers' wife Clairette (Fig.
Amboyna burl comes from narra and padauk trees (Pterocarpus indicus of the Family Fabaceae).
One of a pair of Louis XVI style gilt bronze amboyna centre tables by Francois Linke, which sold for 2.
One of an important pair of Louis XVI style gilt bronze amboyna centre tables by Francois Linke, which sold for 2.
Raman's discussion is digressive and wide-ranging, covering a variety of contexts, texts, and locations, beginning with Columbus in the New World and going as far as Dryden's 1673 play Amboyna and the Anglo-Dutch wars of that era.
And Dryden's Amboyna, or the Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants is read in the context of the Anglo-Dutch War (1672-1674).
They include: African padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii), Andaman padauk (Pterocarpus dalbergiodes), Angola padauk or muninga, kiaat (Pterocarpus angolensis), Burmese padauk (Pteropcarpus macrocarpus), narra/narrah and its burl amboyna (Pterocarpus indicus), and sandalwood padauk (Pterocarpus santalinus).
The Morimoto 600 MC series features handles made from Amboyna Wood from southeastern Asia.
The Dark and Bright 'Engine Spin' aluminium options provide a contrast with darker and lighter hide colour choices and a special, limited-edition Amboyna veneer reserved for solely for Series 51.