supplejack


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supplejack

(ˈsʌpəlˌdʒæk)
n
1. (Plants) a North American twining rhamnaceous woody vine, Berchemia scandens, that has greenish-white flowers and purple fruits
2. (Plants) a liliaceous plant of New Zealand, Ripogonum scandens, having tough climbing vines
3. (Plants) a tropical American woody sapindaceous vine, Paullinia curassavica, having strong supple wood
4. (Plants) any of various other vines with strong supple stems
5. (Forestry) US a walking stick made from the wood of Paullinia curassavica
[C18: from supple + jack1]
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Noun1.supplejack - walking stick made from the wood of an American tropical vine
walking stick - a stick carried in the hand for support in walking
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Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at The Barn at Supplejack Lake.
You may recall how in that vivid section of Man Alone when Johnson crosses the Rangipo Desert, and then the Kaimanawa Range, confronting 'a great solitude' (33) within himself, the narrative refers to birch trees and supplejack and wood pigeons, but there is nothing that linguistically signals New Zealand more specifically.
Padang currently holds a granted exploration licence and has applications for other licences between Browns and Supplejack Ranges, 70 kilometres north of Tanami and 700 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
Also common are chickasaw plum (Prunus angustifolia), which is locally dominant, especially at upper levels; redbud (Cercis canadensis), especially at lower levels; and supplejack (Berchemia scandens), which often takes hold in viney tangles, especially at lower levels.
This prefigures the sexually violent chase scene between Stewart and Ada among the snarling supplejack in the bush, which Andrew McAlpine describes as a "horrible tentacled nightmare" (141).
Again they gathered the necessary materials to make the fishing lines: supplejack poles for the rod, thin strips of flax for the line, long river worms for the bait.
The Joint Venture can now decide what course of action to take to determine the commercial feasibility in developing the off-setting SuppleJack gas-condensate discovery.
It was so fine we had no need to hurry, Nor seek a shelter in our native whare, By yonder creek where the supplejack entwines; All through the bush where most the rimo spreads, And where the tui-tui warbles overhead.
TAG Oil President Drew Cadenhead commented: "Ratanui-1 is a follow-up to our SuppleJack discovery last year.
This 2,120m planned depth well is a follow-up to last year's SuppleJack Drilling Program and will further test the Mount Messenger potential in the proven hydrocarbon-prone SuppleJack area.
We're happy to increase our interest in existing projects like our SuppleJack gas/condensate project.