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d_> From: d_micro at ix.netcom.com(Michael (L Roginsky )
d_> Organization: Netcom
d_> In <3-632-552-0-3168450d at cloud.net.au> barrie at cloud.net.au (Barrie
d_> Partridge) writes:
> d_> In <4in7g4$1nr at newsbf02.news.aol.com> phlomis at aol.com (Phlomis)
> d_> writes:
> >Can anyone help with identifying the wood referred to as being used
> >javelin shafts in ancient time. it is described as <bois de
> d_> cornouiller>
> >in a French article quoting Xenophon.
>d_> Lets just call it non-warping straight grained hardwood. Walnut is
d_> very hard and if it is cut a the sapling stage it makes a great
d_> javelin. That holds true to the hickory sapling. Note...I said sapling.
d_> The processed wood from old trees warps and cracks, but great for
d_> Micro, alive and not a microbe...re: Julius Heinis, url
B U T . . .
The original question wanted a translation of a French name for
a tree mentioned in a specific publication and hence I ANSWERED
I am sure there are other woods that will do, but THAT was not
what was asked.
Barrie, the pear tree twit.
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