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Shittim wood

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shittim wood The wood of the shittah tree.
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Usage

In literature:

And here we had broad-water patches, in and out, inlaid on land, like mother-of-pearl in brown Shittim wood.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
Costobarus went to a cabinet on the wall and drew forth a shittim-wood case which he unlocked.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
And here we had broad-water patches, in and out, inlaid on land, like mother-of-pearl in brown Shittim wood.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Mr. Carlile: Is it not actually the case, that God is represented in the text as dwelling in a box of shittim wood in the temple?
"The Battle of The Press" by Theophila Carlile Campbell
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