bois durci

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Borrowed from French bois durci (hardened wood).


bois durci (uncountable)

  1. A hard, polishable composition of fine sawdust and blood, formerly used for making household items.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bois durci in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)