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Gopher wood

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gopher wood A species of wood used in the construction of Noah's ark.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. gōpher,

Usage

In literature:

Anyhow, it will be hard to prove that it is not gopher wood.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
When of old a flood of waters was to be sent on the world, Noah was commanded to build an ark of gopher wood for the saving of his house.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt {25} pitch it within and without with pitch.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
It was made of "gopher" wood, which has been variously identified with cypress, pine and cedar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The Lord said, 'make thee an ark of gopher wood.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
Make thee an ark of gopher-wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
"Biblical Extracts" by Robert Cooper
The wild cypress yielded gopher wood, of which the Ark was made.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
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