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Synonyms for burl

the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth

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a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree

soft lump or unevenness in a yarn


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remove the burls from cloth

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Dr Burls added that Ms Sandercock described her health as 'reasonably fit'.
Redwood burl is typically from old growth redwood stumps left behind because the loggers cutting the trees in the late 1800s and early 19005 wanted the fine-grained, straight wood found higher up the tree, and not the curly material in the stump.
Yager's company is one of many that reclaims and manufactures woods like redwood and redwood burl.
Having sawed the burls from their tree host, Bamburg has stacked them, one by one, to form slender and precarious columns that reached nearly to the gallery's ceiling, and then augmented these constructions with mollusk and turtle shells and animal hooves.
If the burl works brought to mind John Cage (who was an avid mycologist), specifically his famous dictum that art should "imitate nature in her manner of operation," here the generative possibilities of mimesis took a backseat to the spectacle of living organism as readymade.
Redwood burl poaching has spread to national forests in Oregon and Northern California.
of New Albany, IN, said his company has used mappa burl in manufacturing veneers for the aviation industry.
One of the more recognizable patterns from Populus nigra is mappa burl, a highly figured burl.
The dictionary defines burl as an abnormal wart-like growth or excrescence, often produced by stooling.
Any other burls are usually freaks among walnuts and not as common.
Omega Trading has contacted 47 buyers in 10 countries, and responses indicate that the largest walnut buyers will continue to arrive in Vlissingen to inspect Regia's logs and burls during the next few weeks.
Vaida says walnut burr is perhaps the most popular with his clients, although he has had requests recently for redwood burl.
The finished mappa burl is spectacular stuff; burls typically have a lot of action going on.
Causes of burls are imperfectly understood and the following reasons have been advanced to explain this unusual growth: injury from frost, fire or mechanical contact; and irritation of the cambium by bacteria, fungi, and possibly viruses.
Ordinary narra may not be as highly prized as the wood that comes from the burls, but it is still a beautiful wood in its own right that can yield a range of interesting figures.
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