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n. Chiefly Southern US
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1. (Plants) a tall Australian acacia tree with black timber
2. (Plants) another name for fatwood
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(ˈlaɪtˌwʊd, -ʊd)

n. Southern U.S.
1. kindling.
2. resinous pine wood used for kindling.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lightwood - tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timberlightwood - tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
blackwood tree, blackwood - any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
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References in classic literature ?
'Only papers on the unfortunate man, I see,' said Lightwood, glancing from the description of what was found, to the finder.
'This is my friend,' Mortimer Lightwood interposed; 'Mr Eugene Wrayburn.'
As he opened the door, in pursuance of a nod from Lightwood, an extremely pale and disturbed face appeared in the doorway--the face of a man much agitated.
'This gentleman, Mr Lightwood, is on that business.'
we know all about YOU, and you'll overdo it some day;' and to inform Mr Morrimer Lightwood and friends, that he would attend them immediately.
Mr Lightwood explained that it was no friend of his.
Mr Mortimer Lightwood, besides sustaining the character of one of the witnesses, doubled the part with that of the eminent solicitor who watched the proceedings on behalf of the representatives of the deceased, as was duly recorded in the newspapers.
Andrew Lightwood, 57, who used to work in the royal household, unbuttoned his trousers and exposed himself to the boy before touching him sexually during the prolonged incident.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described Lightwood exposing "his privates".
From left, top row: Bethan Palfreeman, James Woods, Ethan Brown, Rebecca Keetley; middle row: Thomas McDermott, Violet Hearfield, Rachel Bradley, William Morris; bottom: Louise Emma Williams, Pearl Lightwood, Evie Dilley, Oliver Hall
Formerly of Elm House Farm, Burleydam and latterly of Lightwood Green, beloved husband of the late Mollie, proud and dear Dad to Michael and Jane, very special Grandad of Emma, Tricia, Richard, John and the late William, father in law to Liz and Mark and a great friend to many.
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