Damian appeared to be waiting for him, perched on the corner of a mahogany desk with his arms crossed.
Large Mahogany doors swung into an entry graced with antique furnishings.
Natasha was lying looking steadily straight before her at one of the mahogany sphinxes carved on the corners of the bedstead, so that the countess only saw her daughter's face in profile.
She lifted a stack of papers and straightened them with a sharp rap on her mahogany desktop, deliberately ignoring his empty invitation.
The cinchona has recently been introduced with complete success; and the mahogany of America reaches a large size, and gives promise of being grown for use as timber.
Mahogany shelves full of dust free books surrounded them with the wisdom of many years.
In southern Kordofan and in the higher parts of the Bahr-el-Ghazal the silag and ebony are also common, as well as African mahogany (homraya, Khaya senegalensis) and other timber trees.
aipi), peanuts, pineapple, guava, chirimoya (Anona cherimolia), pawpaw (Carica papaya), ipecacuanha (Cephaelis), sarsaparilla, vanilla, false jalap (Mirabilis jalapa), copaiba, tolu (Myroxylon toluiferum), rubber-producing trees, dyewoods, cotton and a great number of beautiful hardwoods, such as jacaranda, mahogany, rosewood, quebracho, colo, cedar, walnut, &c. Among the fruits many of the most common are exotics, as the orange, lemon, lime, fig, date, grape, &c., while others, as the banana, caju or cashew (Anacardium occidentale) and aguacate avocado or alligator pear, have a disputed origin.
among the peculiar species are the red bay or" Florida Mahogany," satinwood and cachibou, and the Florida yew and savin, both almost extinct.
The colour of mahogany is reddish brown, and in the Cuban wood the pores are often filled with a white chalky substance which is usually absent in the Honduras variety; the latter, however, may be obtained in larger sizes, and is straighter in the grain and easier to work.
The forests are never made up wholly of palms, but are composed of trees of widely different characters, including many common to the Amazon region, together with others found in Central American forests, such as mahogany and "vera" or lignum vitae (Zygophyllum arboreum).
The bombax or silk-cotton tree attains gigantic proportions in the forests, which are the home of the indiarubber-producing plants and of many valuable kinds of timber trees, such as odum (Chlorophora excelsa), ebony, mahogany (Khaya senegalensis), African teak or oak (Oldfieldia africana) and camwood (Baphia nitida).
There are also timber trees such as mahogany, ebony, teak, lignum vitae, African cedars and planes, while oil, borassus and bamboo palms are abundant.
Forest resources have been but slightly touched (more so since the end of Spanish rule) except mahogany, which goes to the United States, and cedar, which is used to box the tobacco products of the island, much going also to the United States.
Of these, ebonies, mahogany (for the bird's-eye variety such enormous prices are paid as $1200 to $1800 per thousand board-feet), culla (or cuya, Bumelia retusa), cocullo (cocuyo, Bumelia nigra), ocuje (Callophyllum viticifolia, Ornitrophis occidentalis, 0.
Andros Island and the Abaco Islands may be specially noted for their profusion of large timber, including mahogany, mastic, lignum vitae, iron and bullet woods, and many others.
The part of the room behind the columns, with a high silk-curtained mahogany bedstead on one side and on the other an immense case containing icons, was brightly illuminated with red light like a Russian church during evening service.
Taking a sip of the wine colored liquid, he sat the glass in a coaster on the smooth mahogany desk and dropped the letter beside it.
The chief timber of indigenous growth is padouk (Pterocarpus dalbergioides) used for buildings, boats, furniture, fine joinery and all purposes to which teak, mahogany, hickory, oak and ash are applied.
The wood of the sunt tree is used largely for boatbuilding and for fuel, and the mahogany tree yields excellent timber.
Mahogany and rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) trees are found, though not in large numbers, and the rubber-vine and oil-palm are also comparatively scarce.
The coast is low, intersected by creeks, and forms one huge mangrove swamp; on the rising ground inland are dense forests in which the cotton and mahogany trees are conspicuous.
Coffee, gold, mahogany, rubber and cattle are largely exported; and more than half the foreign trade of Nicaragua passes through this port, which has completely superseded the roadstead of Realejo, now partly filled with sandbanks, but from 1550 to 1850 the principal seaport of the country.
Excepting near the rocky coast, the islands are fruitful, mahogany and other valuable timbers with some dye wood are grown, and large quantities of coco-nuts are produced by the two smaller islands.
districts, as well as the greater part of the Sierra Alta, are destitute of large trees; but the coast-lands on both sides towards Tabasco and British Honduras enjoy a sufficient rainfall to support forests containing the mahogany tree, several valuable cabinet woods, vanilla, logwood and other dye-woods.
There are valuable vegetable dye-stuffs, medicinal plants (especially sarsaparilla, copaiba and ipecacuanha), cabinet and building timber (mahogany, &c.), india-rubber, tropical fruits (especially bananas), and various palms; fish are economically important - the name Panama is said to have meant in an Indian dialect " rich in fish " - and on the Pacific coast, oysters and pearl " oysters " (Meleagrina californica) - the headquarters of the pearl fishery is the city of San Miguel on the largest of the Pearl Islands, and Coiba Island.
nobilis) and spruce; and among the broad-leaved varieties the oak, ash, maple, mahoganybirch or mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolia), aspen, cottonwood and balsam are the most common.
It was sensual, dark and cool: black walls and obsidian wood flooring covered by jewel-toned rugs, mahogany California King bed with the finest maroon silk sheets and a dark gray comforter so soft, it was like sleeping in a cloud.
- The name "Costa Rica," meaning "rich coast," is well deserved; for, owing to the combination of ample sunshine and moisture with a wonderfully fertile soil, almost any kind of fruit or flower can be successfully cultivated; while the vast tracts of virgin forest, which remain along the Atlantic slopes, contain an abundance of cedar, mahogany, rosewood, rubber and ebony, with fustic and other precious dye-woods.
It exports cedar, mahogany, tobacco, sugar, tortoise-shell,.
A spinning wheel stood in one corner, partially covered by a dusty sheet, and beside it, a mahogany rocker with a cobbler seat.
Thenceforth Seto became the headquarters of the manufacture of cha-no-yu utensils, and many of the tiny pieces turned out there deserve high admiration, their technique being perfect, and their mahogany, russet-brown, amber and buff glazes showing wonderful lustre and richness.
The natural and forest products of Mexico include the agave and yucca (ixtle) fibres already mentioned; the " ceibon " fibre derived from the silk-cotton tree (Bombax pentandria); rubber and vanilla in addition to the cultivated products; palm oil; castor beans; ginger; chicle, the gum extracted from the " chico-zapote " tree (Achras sapota); logwood and other dye-woods; mahogany, rosewood, ebony, cedar and other valuable woods; " cascalote " or divi-divi; jalap root (Ipomaea); sarsaparilla (Smilax); nuts and fruits.
Guinea grass grows abundantly on the hillsides, affording excellent pasturage; the forests, though few, include the mahogany and other useful trees.
Above this belt of mahogany, pines and firs are sometimes found.
Besides rubber, it yields many valuable dye-woods and cabinet-woods, such as cedar, mahogany and logwood.
The koa (Acacia koa), from the wood of which the natives used to make the bodies of their canoes, and the only tree of the islands that furnishes much valuable lumber (a hard cabinet wood marketed as " Hawaiian mahogany "), forms extensive forests on Hawaii and Maui between elevations of 2000 and 4000 ft.
Where the skins are heavily dyed it is comparatively easy to see the difference between a natural and a dyed colour, as the underwool and top hair become almost alike and the leather is also dark, whereas in natural skins the base of the underwool is much paler than the top, or of a different colour, and the leather is white unless finished in a pale reddish tone as is sometimes the case when mahogany sawdust is used in the final cleaning.
Rubber vines, mahogany, ebony and many valuable timber trees are found in the forest zone.
Mahogany cement, for filling up cracks in wood, consists of 4 parts of beeswax, i of Indian red and yellowochre to give colour.
Mahogany (Swietenia mahogan y) is a native of the West Indies and Central America, the best-known varieties being Cuban or Spanish and Honduras.
Spanish mahogany weighs about 56 lb to the cubic ft., and the Honduras variety about 36 lb.
The following is a list of the best timbers for different situations: for general construction, spruce and pine of the different varieties; for heavy constructions, pitch pine, oak (preferably of English growth), teak, jarrah; for constructions immersed in water, Baltic pine, elm, oak, teak, jarrah; for very dry situations, spruce, pines, mahogany, teak, birch, sycamore.
Blending with these at their upper limit and continuing above them are clumps of mountain mahogany, which sometimes attains a height of 20 or 30 ft.
mahogany sideboard with an oval mirror.
The exports are mahogany, rosewood, cedar, logwood and other cabinet-woods and dye-woods, with cocoanuts, sugar, sarsaparilla, tortoiseshell, deerskins, turtles and fruit, especially bananas.
From the forests are obtained rubber, copal, bark, various kinds of fibre, and timber (teak, mahogany, &c.).
The forests are rich in palm-tree products, rubber and mahogany, which constitute the chief articles of export.
on all but the lowest ranges, the trees rarely reaching a height of over 15 ft.; and the stunted mountain mahogany on the principal ranges at an altitude of 6800 ft.
The more rugged districts and higher elevations are clad with such tropical forest trees as ebony, Spanish cedar, sandalwood, rosewood and mahogany.
Among the timber trees of this region is the bolkenhout of terblanz (Faurea Saligna) which yields a fine wood resembling mahogany.
Among the best known of them are cedar, walnut, ironwood and caoba, a kind of mahogany.
It exports large quantities of sugar, hides, tobacco, and bees-wax; also some cedar and mahogany.
The rubber goes almost exclusively to England, as does also the mahogany.
In Smyth's celebrated Bedford telescope the polar axis was of mahogany.
Among the trees are several which yield excellent timber, such as the tacula (Pterocarpus tinctorius), which grows to an immense size, its wood being blood-red in colour, and the Angola mahogany.
The colour varies from cedar colour to mahogany.
Like the curled maple, it is used for inlaying mahogany.
His room was also filled with antique furniture, although his appeared to be mahogany.
Large wooden and leather backgammon board This is a beautiful mahogany backgammon set with a leather playing surface and resin pieces.
A Victorian mahogany cylinder bureau bookcase realized a price of £ 1,550 against an estimate of £ 800-£1000.
The Library contains a huge mahogany double secretaire bookcase and a walnut veneered oak collector's cabinet.
Tropical mahogany cabanas are fully air-conditioned with modern private bathrooms.
Whichever tiles you opt for, both sets are presented in a beautiful solid mahogany cabinet.
Including mahogany chests, bookcases, mirrors, office furniture, bedroom furniture, dining tables, davenport desks, cabinets and more.
A late 18th century mahogany longcase clock, 87 ½ ' ' high.
conservatory Lean too and Victorian conservatories available in white, oak and mahogany.
Embodies the 80's management philosophy of coming out from behind the mahogany desk once in a while to inspire the little people.
In order to ensure that there is mahogany in the future, fairly drastic opening of the canopy will be required.
Curl mahogany veneers inlayed with boxwood lines and Macassar ebony.
The boxes are available in salmon and trout sizes and are made from mahogany, oak, English elm or American black walnut.
All rooms with mahogany four-poster beds, patios or balconies.
A good example of a modern golden hamster is more akin to deep mahogany red than golden.
Original quality, 19th century, double handbell with a turned mahogany handgrip with a brass ring to the end.
The timber has a rich red heartwood similar in color to mahogany and is seldom stained.
Shells are mahogany and poplar with maple reinforcing hoops, and round bearing edges.
Attractive mahogany mantle with carved pillars, tiled insets with coal effect gas fire.
mahogany colored wooden stand with one door and 2 shelves.
Paul and Debbie own a 1930 mahogany and elm canoe.
Apart from the restrictions of cost, using mahogany alone would have created a piece much too heavy for practical use.
Rooms have mahogany 4 poster beds feature patio or balcony.
Lady Sophina is an immaculate varnished mahogany and teak boat with its original brass fittings.
They bought the mahogany from the Brazilian logging company Juary, which has been heavily involved in illegal logging in the Amazon.
The UK is the second largest importer of Brazilian mahogany in the world.
ENTRANCE PORCH with arched double doorway leads to large open hallway with an imposing feature stairway in polished mahogany up to the first floor.
Customers are welcome to visit to see the handsome mahogany colored cattle.
Each piece is crafted using hand held tools from solid mahogany taken from managed sustainable forests.
There are no sources of sustainably produced African mahogany.
The doors of the two ends are of the richest mahogany, French polished.
mahogany woodgrain and light oak woodgrain colors for self assembly.
mahogany paneling and antique fitments.
mahogany cabinet - similar to your roof overhanging the walls.
mahogany dining table can accommodate up to 60 guests.
mouldf paneled mahogany walls, marble fireplace and original molded cornice.
It had an oak, walnut or mahogany case, with a sloping front panel, and externally mounted valves.
The country kitchen is furnished with mahogany units and has a pantry to one side.
The outside of the case is decorated with fielded panels of mahogany veneer surrounded with narrow parquetry stringing and walnut bands.
pianoforte made from Spanish mahogany.
Thomas sent Beethoven a gift of a 6 octave grand pianoforte made from Spanish mahogany.
The frame and playing surface are superbly constructed from solid polished mahogany, and the playing pieces are made from polished mahogany, and the playing pieces are made from polished hardwood.
In our front room was a beautiful mahogany sideboard with an oval mirror.
Both had a finetune bridge and Hagstrom vibrato, and were available in mahogany sunburst or red sunburst.
In the board room of British Caves Limited, the bright sunshine falls on bone china teacups and polished mahogany.
Frozen vodka tonics were served up a flight of broad mahogany steps in a nearby tree.
transformer mounted inside the mahogany box that housed the microscope.
Polished wood finishes available to the Bath and Bristol rocking horse buyer include tulipwood, mahogany, utile, cherry, and oak.
The table football features extra thick apron sides which are finished in a mahogany veneer.
They have a 3ft mahogany vivarium complete with heat and UV lamps and accessories.
vodka tonics were served up a flight of broad mahogany steps in a nearby tree.
Portions most liable to destruction, those parts between the tide marks, were found perfectly sound, and showed no signs of the ravages of marine organisms. Other valuable timber trees of the eastern portion of the continent are the blackbutt, tallow-wood, spotted gum, red gum, mahogany, and blue gum, eucalyptus; and the turpentine (Syncarpialaurifolia), which has proved to be more resistant to the attacks of teredo than any other timber and is largely used in wharf construction in infested waters.
Among the more important and conspicuous trees of these tropical forests are mahogany, rosewood, Spanish cedar (Cedrela), cassias, ceibas (Bombax), rubber (Castilloa), palms of many species including the oil-producing Attalea of Manzanillo and Acrocomia of Acapulco, guayacan (Guaiacum), logwood (Haematoxylon campechianum), brazilwood (H.
Select maple mahogany shaded back and sides, cellulose bound top, rosewood bridge fitted with compensating saddle.
I believe that the original light source was electric based upon the extremely old transformer mounted inside the mahogany box that housed the microscope.
To achieve this, pool tables are framed with mahogany hardwood planks and corner wood glue blocks rather than metal brackets.
Of course, a combination of acrylic and mahogany materials will drive up the price of the hot tub.
Such distractions do not always work, but most pet owners would prefer that their cat stay off their quilted bedspread or mahogany bookshelves.
Bringing out the beauty of these patterns is one of the ways that Thomasville creates distinctive and exceptional products.Thomasville uses burl woods and crotch mahogany on some of its wood furnishings.
An ivory desk, on the whole, no matter what specific style it is done in, may be less formal or less masculine than a large mahogany partners desk or similar sort of dark wooden desk.
It doesn't make sense to buy an expensive wood such as cherry or mahogany and then just paint over it so you can't see the grains of the wood.
Asian style living room furniture is often made from mahogany or rosewood with painted embellishments in the shiny, dark surface.
Furniture is befitting of an English country estate and often includes large wooden bookcases and cabinets in deep cherry or mahogany and overstuffed upholstered pieces.
The wood floor featured six different kinds of wood - cherry, oak, walnut, yellow pine, cypress and mahogany.
Victorian style is characterized by dark finished woods, like mahogany and walnut, intricate floral patterns and strong, bold colors.
Whether pine or oak or mahogany, wood gives a warm and traditional charm to any design scheme.
British colonial furniture is typified by hard, tropical woods, such as mahogany, teak, and ebony, which will withstand the humidity of the tropics.
A mahogany and English pewter ceiling fan was gorgeous and priced fairly.
These pieces are traditionally made from mahogany and other solid woods, which can accommodate the elaborate carvings that were the hallmark of this style.
You can find Mission mirrors in other favorite woods such as cherry, walnut and mahogany.
Mahogany is generally sold with a reddish mahogany stain finish to give the piece a richer darker appearance.
These are created by using various woods, such as an oak mirror with Mahogany, Beech and Walnut.
The solid mahogany promises to last a lifetime, and the beautiful cream finish is sure to please anyone who wants to add a dressy, dreamy touch to her bedroom.
These colors will suit almost any women of color from women with lighter peach shades, and honey olive complexions to deep, rich mahogany shades.
Fall wedding favors can be anything from lip balm or small candles in fall scents like cinnamon or fig, to metal leaf bookmarks with mahogany tassels.
While some ships boast mahogany or rosewood accents and paneling, such remnants of authenticity are more likely a result of sporadic renovations and upgrades than deliberate design.
A great deal of the original brass fixtures, wood, and mahogany on board has held up nicely.
Horsmanni, a dwarf form with richly-colored flowers of a blood-red mahogany tint, and Splendens, the early form of L.
This guitar has a spruce top with mahogany back and sides and a black glossy finish.
This model has 2 Epiphone open coil humbuckers and a mahogany 22-fret neck.
The beveled, single cutaway body, two piece mahogany neck with jumbo frets, Grover Mini-Rotomatic machine heads, and hand wound Alnico V magnets in the dual humbucker pickups all scream quality.
This great instrument has a mahogany neck and body, a rosewood fretboard, Klusen Green Key tuners, and two FA Kent Armstrong pickups.
Mersing: Made out of elegant mahogany with bamboo detailing, the Mersing vanity has two wide cabinets on the bottom.
Choose fan blade finishes in a variety of colors, such as brushed nickel, chrome, bronze, gunmetal, pewter, brass, mahogany, natural iron, black and white finishes and more.
This may mean choosing a local stone, such as Dakota Mahogany rather than one mined overseas, but the savings can be substantial.
They provide frames in pine, knotty alder, Douglas fir, mahogany, cherry, walnut and oak.
Silk Herringbone Jacquard Stripe Pajamas done in a classic style and available in mahogany red, black, or midnight blue.
Naturalists and those who enjoy feeling a deep connection to the earth will fall head over heels in love with this nature-inspired collection; these spectacles actually have bamboo, rosewood and mahogany crafted right into the frames.
Colors for frames include mahogany, tortoise and black and lenses come in choices such as blue, black, green and copper.
Brick, oiled redwood and mahogany wood are favored building materials for constructing a wine cellar.
The DIY Network offers a variety of how to videos that show you how to build a large number of different wine racks, including a show stopping decorative mahogany wine rack.
Walnut, oak, and mahogany will usually bring more at auction than pine.
Vitamin A comes through again, with their stunning Sapphire Shimmer Brigitte Mahogany Pin-Up star Bikini.
Just so that men don't feel left out of the scent craze, Scentsy also provides a special collection for men that specifies in more masculine-pleasing fragrances like, "Rustic Lodge", "Hemingway", "Oxford", "Bourbon", and "African Mahogany".
Colors are sensible, yet kicky, ranging from exotic "pumpkin" to a rich "mahogany".
Rachel Bilson has been seen around Southern California sporting her classic Mahogany 2.55 model.
Briefcases are not limited to the standard boxy mahogany type.
Versatility is often best found in leather bags that stick to neutral colors, although don't shy away from shades like red or mahogany when going the classic route.
It's beautifully crafted, with a strip of wide mahogany leather trimming the sides and covering the zipper pull.
These desks for kids are available in such versatile finishes as gray laminate, mahogany laminate, teak laminate, and gray steel.
Choose from dark brown weave leather or mahogany leather.
Neutral color: Most Viking boots are done in rich, warm shades, like chocolate brown, mahogany and camel - all hues are perfect for wearing throughout the coldest periods of the year.
Hotel guests may dine in the lounge decorated with dark mahogany furniture and chandeliers, accented with warm colors of brown, tan and orange.
The renovated bar is modern and bright, with mahogany paneling, tin ceilings, unpolished brass accents, drop pendant lights, black leather booths, and a center bar.
A richly colored dining room in shades of mahogany and forest green provides a warm ambiance for guests.
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