boxwood boxwood  /ˈbɑk ˌswʊd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks
  2. (n) evergreen shrubs or small trees

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Wright's desert camp of canvas and boxwood, built by his apprentices in 1929, stands as one of his most brilliant pieces of geometrical design.
  2. After dark the British ambassador's secretary fished them out to be dispatched to London and deposited his side of the correspondence under a neighboring boxwood.
  3. To make black show against white, the boxwood must be cut away on either side of the line, a delicate operation.

News

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    This undated photo courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Art shows a French snuff grater, made of boxwood and iron, between 1675 and 1725, which will be featured in the exhibit "Pipe Dreams," opening Tuesday, June 18, 2013, and running through Sept. 15, at the Historic New Orleans Collection.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Westport News

Quotes

  1. "Whether it's a family member, neighbor or friend -- we all know someone who is personally affected by GM's decision today to close the doors of the [Boxwood Road Assembly] plant," Vice President Joe Biden said. "Jill and I send out our...
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: NBC Philadelphia

  2. Mr Ramsay said: "I was recently in Edinburgh looking at a site to do a Maze-style grill and I would never turn down the possibility of opening up again in Scotland. I just wouldn't do fine dining. It would be cross-Maze/Boxwood."
    on May 22, 2008 By: Gordon Ramsay Source: Scotsman

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