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balsawood

(ˈbɔːlsəˌwʊd)
n
another name for balsa2
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On April 28, 1947, Thor and five other men left Peru on a balsawood raft called the Kon-Tiki, destined for Polynesia.
To do so, he decides to embark on his own adventure by crossing the Pacific Ocean on his own balsawood raft.
Which name was given by Thor Heyerdahl to the balsawood raft on which he travelled from Peru to the Tuamotu islands?
Norwegian co-directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, whose 2012 Kon-Tiki turned explorer Thor Heyerdahl's legendary crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft into an oceangoing epic, drift off course here.
Rydlund's Engineering Technologies department uses a wide variety of projects to teach basic processes and skills, including the production of wooden clocks, C[O.sup.2]-powered race cars, mousetrap vehicles, balsawood bridges and medieval designs such as catapults and trebuchets.
Squeezed by the trading power and military muscle of a burgeoning China and a protectionist second-term Trumpian America (oh yes) Britain is going to be tossed on the waves like the balsawood Kon-Tiki raft.
Boro fans had just about airbrushed the deeply disappointing balsawood Scottish schemer from their memory when he popped up and prompted open-mouthed gasps this week with a brass-necked interview North of the wall.
Caption: A student at Robertsville Middle School sets the record for building the sturdiest balsawood bridge, it held up to 412 lbs.
Make a model of the building (e.g., 3-D printer, balsawood, poster board).
Alas, her Catherine-inevitably 'Cat'--Morland, obsessed with vampire fiction, texting and tweeting her way through an otherwise balsawood replica of Austen's plot, is not a teenage girl her contemporaries of 2014 would understand, still less hang out with." ROBERT MCCRUM
Using Hollywood math, Joachim Roenning and Espen "Kon-Tiki"--about Thor Heyerdahl's harrowing expedition across the Pacific on a balsawood raft to prove Polynesia was settled by South Americans --would have been made for at least $50 million.
He said he'd built a shelf with it which fell down and that in future he was reverting to balsawood.