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American Timber: In-Depth Approach Toward Wood Derivative Markets and Deforestation Legislation

- ... The demand for timber lead to a few of America's first patents for improvements in a sawmill as well as twenty-three patents for nail making machinery. Such exploits in reducing the cost of building supplies led to reducing the cost of building and advancing building techniques. The abundance of timber boosted the colonial growth of America and a closer inspection of the prices of derivative markets may lead to fascinating efficiencies of modern deforestation legislation noting the differences with clear-cutting....   [tags: wood, economic, lumber, timber]

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Time To Learn by George Wood

- The 2nd book within George Wood's manuscript, "Time to Learn", addresses the idea of change within the school system. "Transforming the High School" is broken into chapters that regard how to positively change the normal, structed school environment. Wood gives examples and illustrates the need and the process of change by; how to truly interact and connect with students, on how to teach important things successfully, and enforces the need for a democratic system within the school. Like the first book, Wood uses many students to serve as an example of situations within the school, but also to bring a connection into his story....   [tags: George Wood Time Learn Response]

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God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane

- God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane The novel God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane is an account of the strike Senegalese trainworkers underwent in pursuit of equal benefits and compensation from their French employers. In an effort to coerce the workers into returning to their jobs, the French cut off the water and food supply to the three villages wherein these events transpire: Thies, Dakar, and Bamako. Ousmane's novel explores the way in which these hardships evolve the worker's and their families till the strike is ultimately resolved....   [tags: Ousmane Bits Wood Analysis]

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Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood

- Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood deals with the simplicity of life, stressing the importance of "each cobble, donkey, [and] goose"; we must rejoice in the simple aspects of life which ultimately make it so wonderful. There are many characters in the play who would attempt to hide from reality behind their "germ-free blinds" and "sealed window[s]", consuming themselves with insipid activities which do not bring the joy of the "spring sun" into their lives. Thomas' treats these characters with humour, subtly suggesting where his sympathies lie; with those characters who rejoice in the "love" and the little aspects of life which make it so much more worth living....   [tags: Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood]

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Desolation and Loneliness in Robert Frost's The Wood Pile

- "The Wood-Pile" is like a sequel to "Home Burial," with the man in this instance wandering from a "home" that seems little more than an abstraction to him and to us. More a meditation than a dramatic narrative, it offers the soliloquy of a lone figure walking in a winter landscape. It is a desolate scene possessed of the loneliness of "Desert Places." Attention is focused on the activity of consciousness in this isolated wanderer, and nothing characterizes him as a social being or as having any relationships to another person....   [tags: The Wood Pile Essays]

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Analysis of Sembene Ousmane's God's Bits of Wood

- Analysis of Sembene Ousmane's God's Bits of Wood Sembene Ousmane's third novel, God's Bits of Wood, was originally written and published in French as Les Bouts de bois de Dieu. The novel is set in pre-independence Senegal and follows the struggles of the African trainworkers in three cities as they go on strike against their French employers in an effort for equal benefits and compensation. The chapters of the book shift between the cities of Bamako, Thies, and Dakar and track the actions and growth of the men and women whose lives are transformed by the strike....   [tags: God's Bits of Wood Sembene Ousmane Essays]

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The Wood Frog

- Description and Habitat The wood frog is part of the amphibian family and is nothing short of unique. It can range from 3.5 to 7.6 cm in length. Suggested by the name, it is a frog that is found mainly in wooded areas, lakes, forests and boggy land; however they can just about survive anywhere there is enough water available in the spring for breeding. The wood frog is the most widely distributed amphibian, mainly dispersed throughout the North American region, indicated by the image below. "It is found farther north than any other North American reptile or amphibian, and is the only frog found north of the Arctic Circle....   [tags: biology, habitat, amphibian family]

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The Battle of Belleau Wood

- Introduction World War I was the first war where the major superpowers of the world were fighting at the same time. It started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914. This event started a chain reaction that led to an outbreak of conflict throughout the European continent. After several years of fighting the United States would join the war. The Battle of Belleau Wood would be a turning point that would show the Germans, the French, and the rest of the world the devotion, courage, and more importantly, the power of the Marine Corps and the United States of America....   [tags: world war I, superpowers]

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Land of Wood and Water

- The skyscraping mountains, deep valleys, flat plateaus, and rolling waters on the coast of Jamaica, certainly make this island a sight to see. The word “Jamaica” originates from the word “Xaymaca,” meaning “land of wood and water,” (Witherbee). But, this island is not limited to its beautiful scenery. It is a country full of life and happiness. Although Jamaica is a small island, its fascinating culture is thriving through storytelling, music, cuisine, and even more. Geography Located about 90 miles south of Cuba, Jamaica and it’s beautiful geography is one of the main reasons people love visiting this fantastic island, (Witherbee)....   [tags: Island of Jamaica]

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Gods Bit of Wood

- God’s Bits of Wood is his third book and one of the most famous novels ever to be written. The author and also an award winning filmmakers Ousmane Sembene was born on 1923 in Ziguinchor, Senegal then a French Colony. Ousmane Sembene literature crosses the geographical and national borders of his home country of Senegal, Mr. Sembene's literary and inspiring output places him today as the father of African films and as the most creative French-speaking African writers in this first century of creative writing in Africa....   [tags: Ousmane Sembene, African Literature]

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Wood Working

- Woodworking has been around for millennia or more. People have used wood for building shelter, tools, and other useful things. There are many different kinds of woodworking. The most common today are marquetry and parquetry, which are both forms of veneering and caring. There are many different styles of woodworking all of which are a very impressive art form. Wood working has been used by man since the beginning of time. Adam was the first known wood worker. Some of the oldest examples of wood working date back to the ancient Egyptian and ancient Chinese civilizations....   [tags: Art ]

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The Dark Wood of Error by Dante Alighieri

- Words… Without them what would life be. They can mean so much when strung together correctly, but can also just be a senseless jumble of nothingness. Children often struggle to overcome the tiresome task of spelling: a seemingly meaningless string of letters. Even after that is accomplished, there are still so many different meanings to words. Words can be interpreted in any way the suits the reader at that moment in time. The word “spirit,” for example, according to Webster’s Dictionary, means the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: spirit, soul, divine comedy]

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Aluminum Bat vs. Wood Bat

- What is better a wood or aluminum bat. In this project I will take the scientific approach to answer this question. I will compare the average hitting distance of a wood and aluminum bat, how the bat feels, and how far the ball goes then compare the two bats together. Aluminum bats are more durable then wood bats. They are also lighter than wood bats which means the ball coming off the bat will be faster then when it was pitched. Aluminum bats are hollow and wood bats are solid. The wood bat can go just as far an a aluminum bat but the wood bat is heavier then the aluminum bat....   [tags: baseball, hit, speed]

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Austin Wood Products Organizational Purchasing

- Before inventory productivity can be improved, one must take a careful and critical look at the specific business entity, which in this case is Austin Wood Products. In the case it stated that there is no way to know what is available in the storage room until you get there is a huge concern. There is usually a 50 percent chance of obtaining the needed lumber for a job, and this is interfering with productivity. In the area of inventory management, the purchasing professional should make explicit decisions....   [tags: purchasing department, stock turnover, inventory]

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Edward Wood vs William Castle

- If there were one thing that filmmakers William Castle and Edward D. “Ed” Wood, Jr. had in common, is that both were at the forefront of 1950s low-budget, B-movie filmmaking where independent studios assigned small budget to filmmakers to create B-movies and release them widely in order to gain higher profit returns during release. Both directors enjoyed their creative freedom with their limited budgets and both of their movies showed passion and energy in their scenes that many “A” film struggle to encapsulate in scenes of their own....   [tags: filmmakers, films, cinema]

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The Wood Duck

- Aix Sponsa or the Wood Duck is said to be one of the most beautiful breed of ducks in North America. Just is name, Aix Sponsa, means “The Water Bride.” Ever since the first American settlers arrived in the eastern shores of North America people have been mesmerized by the beauty of this colorful animal. But instead of just standing there and marveling at it they hunted and used the Wood Duck as means for survival. This made the Wood Duck one of the most popular games ducks in North America....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Grant Wood’s "American Gothic"

- Grant Wood’s American Gothic is one of the most famous paintings in the history of American art. The painting brought Wood almost instant fame after being exhibited for the first time at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. It is probably the most reproduced and parodied works of art, and has become a staple within American pop-culture. The portrait of what appears to be a couple, standing solemnly in front of their mid-western home seems to be a simplistic representation of rural America. As simple as it sounds, when looking deeper into this image, it reveals something much more complex....   [tags: Artistic Analysis]

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The Availability of Fuel Wood in Africa

- The Availability of Fuel Wood in Africa Throughout Africa there is various regional variations of fuel wood availability. In the chart shown for this essay, it breaks up Africa into 4 different areas of fuel wood amounts. Mostly on the northern area of Africa there is few natural fuel wood resources. And also near the southern areas of Africa there is Fuel wood scarcity because of other little deserts. In the northern region of Africa there is the Sahara desert. This is why there are very few natural fuel wood resources located there....   [tags: Papers]

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Classification Essay - Types of Wood

- Wood types differ considerably in properties such as color, density, and hardness, making timber a resource that is valuable in a wide variety of contexts. Each of the samples of commonly used woods shown here has distinctive characteristics. Mahogany is a tropical tree prized for its heavy, strong, easily worked wood. Hickory is a tough, hard wood used for tool handles, furniture, and smoke wood for meat. Instrument makers favor the strong, richly colored wood of the cherry tree. Yew is strong, fine-grained wood used for cabinetmaking and archery bows....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Amount of Time Needed to Burn Different Types of Wood

- Review of Literature Fire has been around for many years. As the years passed, we have thought of and invented many things that create and maintain fires for hours and hours. We take having fire instantly for granted. But what if we didn’t have a gas stove or gas grill anymore. We would have to use wood. People have been using wood for years, but do you know which kind of wood to use so that your fire burns for the longest amount of time possible or for the shortest amount of time. Fire is chemical reaction between oxygen and a type of fuel....   [tags: Chemical Reaction, Oil Content]

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Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood

- Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood Romanticism is a revolt against rationalism. The poets and authors of this time wrote about God, religion, and Beauty in nature. The romantics held a conviction that imagination and emotion are superior to reason. One such author is William Cullen Bryant, he wrote the poem Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood. This poem uses many literary devices, and has a strong message to portray to the reader. The poem Inscription for the Entrance to a Woods is to show how nature is the answer....   [tags: Papers]

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Review of Whispers in the Wood

- Review of Whispers in the Wood The general plot of the play is a tailors daughter is being wooed by a wolf and her father is very protective of his "little girl" and is overpowered by the evil in the wood to do everything in his power to stop their relationship. I had once many years ago seen this play performed by Mid Powys Youth Theatre and loved every bit of it....   [tags: Papers]

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Death Penalty: The Case Wood Versus Alabama

- The case Wood v. Alabama is a perfect example of how not having a set way to define what actually qualifies a person as mentally retarted, and not being able to assist his counsel on his own defense is an issue that still exists in our criminal justice system. Norman Abele is a psychologist who decided to review the case of Wood v. Allen Capital Case of 2009 in the American Psychologist Journal. Holly Wood was sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend by a jury of his peers in the state of Alabama....   [tags: justice system, attorneys, sentencing]

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Sundiata and God's Bits of Wood

- Sundiata When I was finished reading both Sundiata and God’s Bits of Wood I had a better understanding of the strong relationship between the African people and their leaders. Even though Sundiata and Ihamim Bakayoko became leaders by different means, they displayed a lot of similarities. Sundiata was a king, so the people had to obey him because of his status. However his subjects did not follow him for that reason, they listened to Sundiata because he was a good leader. As a wise African leader, Sundiata ruled in consultation....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Under Milk Wood ? The Voices

- Under milk wood is a radio play written by Dylan Thomas, it tells the story of a day in the life of a small town called Llareggub. The play is set in the 1950’s, and it has two narrators, called Voice 1 and Voice 2, which act as dramatic devices and move the play along in space and time. The Voices give poetry to the play by giving the listener Thomas’s view of the town. The two voices are Thomas’s opportunity to act as a guide to Llareggub. He uses the Voices throughout the play, the first Voice starts and ends the play, the characters seem to interact with the voices, and for example the characters often finish off lines that the voices started....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Black Majority by Mary Lee and Barry Wood

- The Black Majority The Black Majority was written by, Peter H. Wood. Wood was born to Mary Lee and Barry Wood. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and later went to Harvard University where he received a Ph.D. The Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion is one of Wood’s greatest accomplishments. The book has been awarded prizes and was incorporated into how historians studied African American History. In this book Woods does a fantastic job a summarizing the history of slaves in South Carolina in a very detailed way....   [tags: black history, colonial history]

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Behaviour of Wood Lice Experiment

- Behaviour of Wood Lice Experiment In the experiment I was offered the choice to investigate the behaviour of woodlice in a wet or dry environment or a light or dark environment. I chose to investigate the behaviour of woodlice in a wet or dry environment. Woodlice belong to the biological class crustacea. Most of the animals in this class are aquatic, and though the terrestrial species can breathe with the aid of primitive ‘lungsÂ’ they lack the features found in most other land-dwelling arthropods....   [tags: Papers]

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Summary of the Fear of Breathing by Lafferty, Sherlock and Wood

- Each new morn.New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face (qtd in Lawson, Sandra. 2013) In the eighty-five pages play, Lafferty, Sherlock, and Wood exert their utmost effort to document, organize, and reconstruct a collage of verbatim testimonies, reports, and interviews eyewitnesses of the Syrian Revolution .The interviews were conducted by Laffery in collaboration with veteran war correspondents: Sherlock and Wood. Lafferty and colleagues conducted interviews incognito with ordinary people, activists, businesspersons, defectors, Free Syrian Army soldiers, and medical staff....   [tags: Fear of Breathing Essays]

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The Sacred Wood and Began the Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

- ... In 1927 – 31, he became a member of the Church of England and the British citizen. He made Ariel Poems during 1927 - 31. For Lancelot Andrews, 1928, Ash – Wednesday, 1930, Coriolan, 1931. Thoughts After Lambeth, 1931. Through the years 1923 and 1933, T. S. had his first visit to America since 1914. He delivered Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard. They were published as the Use of Poetry and the use of criticism in 1933. He also delivered the Page Barbour lectures at the University of Virginia....   [tags: hard working writer, poem]

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From Deep Wood To Civilization by Charles Alexander Eastman

- The nineteenth century brands a notable progression in the United States’ history. Not until then would the Republic stretch out to cover most of the North American continent, from the Atlantic ocean in the east to the Pacific in the west. There were several significant milestones that led to the development and expansion of the United States, yet betrayal and slavery were the common factors. The United States, in the early 1800’s, was located in New England, the northeastern part of the contemporary United States....   [tags: opression, americans, betrayal, slavery]

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gods bits of wood

- The evolution of the strike causes an evolution in the self-perceptions of the Africans themselves, one that is most noticeable in the women of Bamako, Thies, and Dakar. These women go from seemingly standing behind the men in their lives, to walking alongside them and eventually marching ahead of them. When the men are able to work the jobs that the train factory provides them, the women are responsible for running the markets, preparing the food, and rearing the children. But the onset of the strike gives the role of bread-winner-or perhaps more precisely bread scavenger-to the women....   [tags: essays research papers]

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gods bits of wood

- Sembene Ousmane’s novel, “Gods Bits of Wood,” gives a highly detailed story of the railway strike of 1947-48 in French West Africa. It contains conflicts of political, emotional and moral nature. Ultimately, Sembene’s novel is one of empowerment. It brings to light the tension between colonial officials and the African community among the railway men as well as the struggle of the African community to free itself from being subjected to colonial power. Frederick Cooper’s article, “Our Strike: Equality, Anticolonial politics and the 1947-48 Railway Strike in French West Africa,” helps reveal the strike’s true meaning and agenda by analyzing the conflicts present in Sembene’s novel....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Wood Bison

- The Wood Bison are the largest native land mammals in North America. The wood bison were designated as an endangered species in 1978. Wood Bison are dark brown terrestrial mammals. They feature very massive heads. They have a shaggy brown coat with long, thick, black beards. Males have short black horns, which curve inward, while females have straight horns. These bison have very large shoulders and a massive hump on their backs. Males are larger than females and measure about 3 to 4 meters long and 1.75 meters high at the shoulders....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Grant Wood

- Grant Wood            I recently took a trip to the Jocelyn Art Museum. There they had many great painting in the permanent art collection. One that caught my eye, which I had seen many times before, but never knew any thing about, was a painting called Stone City, Iowa , which was created by Grant Wood in 1930. This painting is oil on wood panel and is 30 ¼ X 40 inches. Grant Wood is a famous philosopher who was born in February in the year 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. Wood was born to Quaker parents on a small farm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Touch Wood

- Touch Wood Touch Wood is based on the author¹s own life when she was growing as a Jewish girl during the German invasion of France. In 1940, Renée and her family were living in Alsace, France, where nothing ever changed. No one expected anything unusual to happen. Then one day, a war with Germany is announced on the radio. The Germans wanted to annex Alsace and forced the Jews to leave. France was split into two zones- the Free Zone and the German occupied zone. Renée¹s father chose for them to move to Paris, because it is a big city where he can find work, and also because Renée¹s mother has childhood friends there....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Investigation Into the Conditions that Wood Lice Prefer

- Investigation Into the Conditions that Wood Lice Prefer I am going to place twenty wood lice in the centre of a choice chamber with four chambers around it. The four chambers will be dark and damp, dark and dry, light and damp or light and dry. I am going to place the dish in a dark place with a light shinning on it to simulate 24 hours of sunlight. The bulb will be 40 watts and 60 cm away from the dish as not to heat the dish. I will make two of the chambers dark by covering them in card so no light will get through....   [tags: Papers]

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Correlation of Wood Type and Surface Coatings with the Resistance of Water Absorption

- ... I proceeded to place the wood treated with latex paint and oil based stain in their corresponding buckets. I covered each bucket with plastic wrap to prevent the evaporation of water, which would greatly interfere with my results, and secured the wrap with a rubber band. I then covered the buckets with a lid and placed them in my basement. I left them untouched for seven days, from December 21, 2013 to December 28, 2013, at a constant temperature of about 21.17C (room temperature). On December 28, the end of the seventh day, I removed each piece of wood from the buckets, but allowed any extra water clinging to it to drip back into the bucket for fifteen seconds....   [tags: softwoods or hardwoods, maple, poplar ]

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The Increased Threat of Unattended Fire in Wood Stoves and Fireplaces inside Homes

- {Recognizing that wood stoves and fireplaces are a common heat source in homes, the Fire Prevention Bureau is concerned of the increased threat of an unintended fire as outdoor temperatures drop.|Understanding that fireplaces and wood stoves are prevalent sources of heat in homes, the Fire Prevention Bureau has expressed concerns that there will be increased risk of fire if it gets colder outside.|The Fire Prevention Bureau realizes that wood stoves and fireplaces are common sources of heat in homes and therefore, pose a fire hazard if the temperature outside drops.} {While there are several ways that a stove or fireplace may cause a fire, past experience demonstrates that fires resulting fr...   [tags: fire prevention bureau]

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CASE STUDY: INVERTASE IMMOBILIZATION ON VARIOUS WOOD SAWDUST SPECIES BY BIOSORPTION

- The biosorption of invertase onto three wood sawdust species Meranti wood sawdust (MWS), Keruing wood sawdust (KRWS) and Kempas wood sawdust (KPWS) in immobilization system was studied and equilibrium isotherm was determined. The experimental data have been analyzing by using the Langmuir and Freundlich linear and nonlinear regression form. The maximum loading calculation study revealed MWS (16.2614 ɥgg-1) as the most potential biosorbent and KPWS showed as least significant with only (10.2978 ɥgg-1)....   [tags: case study, physiochemical process]

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Research Summary: Use of Wood-Based Particles in Thermoplastic Composites

- The successful use of wood-based particles and fibers as fillers or reinforcements in thermoplastic composites requires an essential considerate of the structural and chemical personalities of wood [1]. English and Falk give an inclusive overview of the factors that influence the properties of wood–plastic composites [2]. While several studies have revealed that fiber-polymer compatibility can be improved by selecting appropriate coupling agents [3,4], compatibility between polar wood fiber and non-polar thermoplastics remains key to extend the function limits of the resulting composites [5]....   [tags: architecture, woodworking]

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Shadows in the Yellow Wood: The Dark Side of Rober Frost's Poetry

- ... Similarly, the poem “Into My Own” contains a theme of striking out on one’s own to discover the truth for oneself. In it, Frost wishes that he could steal away into the dark forest and discover what lies within it. The forest here represents the unknown and the future. He will never come back, but to those who try to follow him he has a message. The final line reads: “They would not find me changed from him they knew—/Only more sure of all I thought was true” (“Into” 13-14). He would rather face the unknown darkness of the forest in order to know the truth once and for all than stay behind lost in his own confusion....   [tags: notorious American poets]

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The Electric Guitar's Influence on Music

- The electric guitar has changed our music since it was first introduced in the 1930’s. In the late 1930’s, the electric guitar was used for jazz then merged into a big band format. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, the electric guitar was one of the most important instruments in pop music. Nowadays electric guitars are used for Jazz and pop, and other genres like rock, heavy metal, blues, and country. This instrument has made a huge impact on our music since its invention in 1931. No one knows who invented the first electric guitar, but Adolph Rickenbacker was one of the most likely inventors of the electric guitar....   [tags: music, wood, vibrations]

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History of the Logging Industry

- Logging Logging in america started out as a means to harvest wood for shipbuilding in the 1600’s for the british royal navy, and is considered one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. At first the major use of lumber was for ship building, but with the spring of the industrial revolution, demand increased. Towards the 20th century the midwest timber supply dwindled, so the pacific northwest came out on top as the center of the logging industry. When it started the men who cut timber were called “timber beasts”, they used hand saws and axes to complete their work....   [tags: Lumber, Paper, Wood]

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Analysis of the Logging Industry

- Have you ever wondered where all of the products made of wood came from. How about all of the lumber that you use when you build something in your own backyard. Well, recently I have grown interested in the logging industry. The life style of a lumberjack is very intriguing to me. I find the places they work to the actual type of work they do to be very appealing. Honestly, I am not very sure where my interest for this topic came from, but I do know one thing, and that is that without the industry life in the society in which we live in would be very different and maybe not even possible....   [tags: wood, lumberjack, logging]

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Gordon Wood’s Radicalism of the American Revolution

- Gordon Wood’s Radicalism of the American Revolution is a book that extensively covers the origin and ideas preceding the American Revolution. Wood’s account of the Revolution goes beyond the history and timeline of the war and offers a new encompassing look inside the social ideology and economic forces of the war. Wood explains in his book that America went through a two-stage progression to break away from the Monarchical rule of the English. He believes the pioneering revolutionaries were rooted in the belief of an American Republic....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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Glatfelter Plant Papermaking Process

- On Thursday March 20, the processes class visited Glatfelter plant located in Chillicothe, Ohio. Glatfelter is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty paper and engineering products. The company was started by Philip Glatfelter in 1864 and has expanded to annual revenue of 1.19 billion dollars. The company headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania with papermaking plants and wood yard located throughout the United States. Glatfelter also has international operations in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Canada and the Philippines....   [tags: pulp, wood, sustainable]

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Dylan Thomas' style in Under Milk Wood.

- Dylan Thomas' style in Under Milk Wood. Dylan Thomas was born in 1914 and lived for many years in a small Welsh town called Laugharne. He could speak not a single word of Welsh. The piece called 'Under Milk Wood' was finished just short of a month before he passed away. It was commissioned by the BBC to be broadcasted on the National radio. This meant that it was broadcasted with no costumes, no props and no visual imagery to excite the audience. Dylan Thomas' radio play had to entertain the audience by the spoken word only....   [tags: English Literature]

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Wood Imagery and the Cross in Faulkner's Light in August

- Wood Imagery and the Cross in Light in August             It is nearly impossible to interpret Light in August without noting the Christian parallels.1 Beekman Cottrell explains: As if for proof that such a [Christian] symbolic interpretation is valid, Faulkner gives us, on the outer or upper level of symbolism, certain facts which many readers have noted and which are, indeed, inescapable. There is the name of Joe Christmas, with its initials of JC. There is the fact of his uncertain paternity and his appearance at the orphanage on Christmas day....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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Character Relationships in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

- Character Relationships in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas Select four 'pairs' of characters from 'Under Milk Wood' and discuss their relationships. In my essay I will talk about the following pairs: Mr Pugh and Mrs Pugh, Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard and Mr Ogmore and Mr Pritchard, Cherry Owen and Mrs Cherry Owen & Miss Myfanwy Price and Mr Mog Edwards. Mr and Mrs Pugh do not have a very good relationship - they don't get on at all. Mrs Pugh is always criticizing and nagging. She says to Mr Pugh that 'persons with manners do not read at table', and that 'some persons were brought up in pigsties'....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance Of The Colonial Woodworker

- The Importance of Woodworking In Colonial America You are called to build a house. It's a big house, and you'll need all your tools, but you will be paid fairly. You are the colonial woodworker. The colonial woodworker was very important in the colonies. Woodworking provided jobs, houses, and skilled tradesmen ready to fix a broken structure. Anything made of wood was most likely built by a woodworker. The woodworker used various tools to make different cuts and shapes in wood. Woodworkers used many different types of wood for different pieces of furniture....   [tags: Colonial America, Wood, Jobs, Houses]

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Bathroom Design Ideas for a Relaxing Bathroom

- When planning most home designs, bathrooms are usually given the lowest priority. This is often because the bathroom is seen as only a space that has one utilitarian purpose. However, this doesn't have to be the case. By using a few innovative bathroom design ideas, you can make your bathroom one of the most relaxing and beautiful spaces in your home. One of the most stunning bathroom design ideas that helps to bring out the best in a bathroom's ambiance is to add wood-trimmed accessories to the bathroom space....   [tags: Wood-Trim, Toilet Paper Holders]

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Outlining Hope in American Gothic and Rural Rehabilitation Client

- Grant Wood was a Regionalist artist who continually endeavored to capture the idyllic beauty of America’s farmlands. In 1930 he had been roaming through his hometown in Iowa searching for inspiration when he stumbled upon a house that left him spellbound. From this encounter came America’s iconic American Gothic. Not long after Wood’s masterpiece was complete the once ideal countryside and the people who tended to it were overcome by despair and suffering as the Great Depression came to be. It was a time of economic distress that affected nearly every nation....   [tags: art, compare, grant wood, Shahn ]

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The Consequences of Deforestation

- Forests, as one of the most important components of our planet, is crucial for the surviving of human beings. Most people might feel that they can still live very well without many trees around them, like in urban areas. However, what will happen if there are less and less forests around us. This is a question that can not be answered using a few words, since the loss of forests could result in numerous terrible consequences that directly affect human’s normal life, even survival. Here are some brief examples of the importance of forests....   [tags: loss, result, survival, wood, products]

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The Nightingale: A Wood-Nymph for the Poets

- Nightingale: Ecology and History To truly understand the significance of the function of the nightingale in Romantic poetry, it’s necessary to look at its history with not only the English, but the contemporary world at the time of the eighteenth century, and the ecological explanations on why this particular, yet incredibly common, bird was chosen as the poetic token for the Romantic era. In the eighteenth century, Not much was understood about this common migratory Old World bird; in fact at the time no one understood where this 6 ½ inch long bird traveled to during the winter months; what was known was that the birds always returned, without fail, to England in mid-April (McKusick 37)....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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The Skeleton in the Dog Wood

- The poem, “The Skeleton in the Dogwood” by Ron Rash, dramatizes the conflict between love and how easily that love can be shattered, as demonstrated by two lovers who, while taking a walk in spring, find a skeleton hanging in a dogwood tree. The lovers get the town’s sheriff, however, he cannot figure out who the person was, who killed him, or why. So the sheriff helps the lovers bury the bones and moves on. In the winter the lovers get married and on their wedding night they dream about the dead man with “spring flowers” (15) in his hand....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Rash]

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Comparing the Voice of Frost in Mending Wall, After Apple-Picking, and The Wood-Pile

- The Voice of Frost in Mending Wall, After Apple-Picking, and The Wood-Pile   The "persona" narratives from the book - "Mending Wall," "After Apple-Picking," and "The Wood-Pile" - also strive for inclusiveness although they are spoken throughout by a voice we are tempted to call "Frost." This voice has no particular back-country identity, nor is it obsessed or limited in its point of view; it seems rather to be exploring nature, other people, ideas, ways of saying things, for the sheer entertainment they can provide....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Investigate whether firelighter, wood, ethanol, paraffin or wax contains the most energy

- Investigate whether firelighter, wood, ethanol, paraffin or wax contains the most energy Energy In Different Fuels Aim: I am going to investigate which fuels contain the most energy between; firelighter, wood, ethanol, paraffin and wax. Prediction: I think that the fuel that contains the most energy is the one that produces the highest rise in temperature of the water. I know this because… Heat + fuel + oxygen => CO2 + H20 + energy. The energy realised is heat and light energy, which is dependent on the chemical potential energy in the fuel....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation]

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God's Bit of Wood

- The Author of this book is called Sembene Ousmane, and he is a French- African that was born in Senegal. “He is assuredly one of the most prominent figures in African film and literature” (Emory). After World War II was started, he was drafted by the French Army. After the war he returned to France where he joined the French communist party until the independence of Senegal in 1960 (Emory). The Author doesn’t use chapters instead writes the book towards each cities perspective and how they were involved in this book....   [tags: Sembene Ousmane, African Literature]

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Caskets are Not Just a Pine Box: Casket Industry

- The casket has come a long way in its illustrious history. From the ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to modern casket, there has been much advancement in the field of burial receptacles. A thorough knowledge is essential to anyone interested in the funeral industry. This report will give a brief history; discuss the different materials used, the manufacturing process, and the expected direction of the industry. Since the time of the Pharaohs early forms of burial receptacles were anthropoidial and generally custom made....   [tags: wood caskets, funeral industry, coffin makers]

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Physics of the Lathe

- "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?" An age old tongue twister that has never been answered. In this rhyme, the common assumption is that the woodchuck is a small furry groundhog like creature, but there is another kind of wood chuck that is not as common but could chuck wood. Here we will explore this path of answering this age old riddle. In the production of many wood products a common manufacturing tool known as a lathe is used, and to hold the wood in the lathe a chuck is used....   [tags: physics lathe wood]

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Wood Butcher by Norman Hindley, Behind Grandma's House by Gary Soto, and Manners by Elizabeth Bishop

- Wood Butcher by Norman Hindley, Behind Grandma's House by Gary Soto, and Manners by Elizabeth Bishop For this paper I will be discussing three poems. They are Wood Butcher by Norman Hindley, Behind Grandma's House by Gary Soto, and Manners by Elizabeth Bishop. I will be examining the common theme I found throughout the three poems....   [tags: Poetry Poem Compare Contrast]

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Bubbling Economy

- In Barry Wood's Article “Buffett's silly talk about the US debt” he poses the question when the debt too much to handle and will it affect the US in similar ways as it has in Greece and other countries that defaulted. The main reason for the writing of this article was a statement made by Warren Buffett where he states “The United States is not going to have a debt crisis as long as we keep issuing our debts in our own currency. The only thing we have to worry about is the printing press and inflation.” which by economists and historical debt followers seemed to sound naïve and shortsighted from the comments on the subject provided within the article by Niall Ferguson, Allan Meltzer, and Ca...   [tags: Barry Wood, Economy, United States]

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Best Practice of Communications With Wood-Tek LTD

- Introduction: The following report has been compiled in order to demonstrate the best practise of communications to be used in this business to get the best results. It has come to our attention that both staff and management are unhappy with methods of communicating at present. From complaints it is evident that staff have expressed their disapproval of the communication style being used by management and state that management have taken an aggressive approach to running the business. While management claim that staff are being uncooperative and not willing to listen and work to the best of their abilities....   [tags: Passive-Agressive, Physical Barriers]

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How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck

- The poem “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin is about the dehumanization of a man to the point where he is completely opposite from the person he used to be. He is desensitized to the point where he can justify to himself a mass extermination. It shows the effect hatred and evil can have on a human’s soul and how that can change their behavior. The poem begins with the man having a prejudice against one population, the woodchucks, which finally evolves into a personal vendetta towards them. The author, Maxine Kumin, mainly uses dramatic irony and symbolism to show how the growth of evil inside of a person until all that is human is carved away....   [tags: Woodchucks, maxine kumin, dehumanization]

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How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck

- The poem “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin is about a person who considers himself a peaceful farmer and how he becomes the opposite of who he was. He is desensitized to the point where he can justify to himself a mass extermination of an entire population of woodchucks, but the writer seems to imply that this is a flaw of humans. The flaw among humans is that you can get so accustomed to violence that it starts to desensitize them to violence. It shows the effect hatred and evil can have on a human’s soul and how that can change their behavior....   [tags: woodchucks, maxine kumin, mass murder]

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Under Milk Wood

- The relationship between Tom and Maggie in Books 1 & 2 I think most of the problems with Tom and Maggie's relationship are due to the fact that Tom thinks that females are inferior to males. He therefore thinks that Maggie is inferior to him and he shows this in the way that he treats Maggie. Tom and Maggie both have a strong relationship with their father so therefore he could have influenced Tom's thoughts. "She'll fetch none the bigger price for that", their dad said this, and by it he means that even though Maggie is clever she won't do any better as regards to marriage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Choose Custom-made Beds?

- Are you having a hard time finding the bed that you have always dreamt of. If your answer is a big ‘YES’, then it’s time to go for something that is custom-made. There’s no reason to settle for a bed that will make you uncomfortable when you can purchase a custom-made bed and mattress that can help you get a good night’s sleep. With the use of a custom-made bed, you will no longer have to deal with soreness and body pains because it’s designed with your needs in mind. You are also sure to find the support you need, thereby leaving your body feeling better....   [tags: mattress, wood, sleep]

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The Evolution of the Wall Sconce

- Light, in any form, is arguably one of the most important features of design. This one element can be the difference between “good” and “great” work. Sconces have provided a source of light for thousands of years. Whether wooden or metal, these brackets affixed to walls are designed to illuminate a space and serve as decoration. In the earliest form, a simple wooden torch would fit into a bracket already attached to the wall. While some functioned to stay on the wall, others were removable so the torch could be used to enhance the lighting on certain objects in the room....   [tags: Decoration, Light, Wood, Metal, Illumination]

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Social Changes in Canada in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

- When World War One began, Canada was a country very much rooted in the previous century. The economy was still largely based on agriculture and resource extraction. Gender and ethic inequality were accepted as the morn. Significantly, Canada was not yet a fully independent nation, since Britain dictated the foreign policy and had great influence over the government. The upheaval of World War One led to major economic, social and political changes during the 1920’s, drastically reshaping Canada from the nation that entered the war in 1914....   [tags: World War I, women's rights, wood industry]

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American Gothic

- I had done some fashion work in St. Paul and I had principally gone to Chicago to shoot fashion, but I found myself doing more and more work on the south side, the poverty stricken areas where the blacks lived. That is what got me a Rosenwald Fellowship, the first one ever given in photography. At the time, Jack Delano was in Chicago and he encouraged me to come to the Farm Security Administration. I wanted to work at the FSA because they were doing what I wanted to do ; exposing poverty in America- and along with poverty I wanted to expose racism in America, so I sort of fit right into the grove....   [tags: Grant Wood Gordon Parks]

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Proper Maintenance of Garden Sheds

- Sheds are very useful for storage. The most common shed in domestic use are garden sheds. They are not only useful, but having a garden shed is an added attraction to your lawn as well. Having a shed does not end there; it requires proper building and maintenance. It is important that you keep the garden shed from prolonged sun and water exposure. Keeping it clean is also an assurance that it will be of use for a long time. The most common type of garden shed is wooden sheds because they match right to a garden environment....   [tags: Home Maintenance ]

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James Wodd's How Fiction Works and Ian McEwan's Atonement

- James Wood in his book, How Fiction Works, analyzes various essential elements of fiction. Most fascinating of which, is his critique of “Character” and “Sympathy and Complexity”. These two chapters are perfectly exemplified in Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement. The novel demonstrates what Wood calls Sympathetic Identification. When a reader is able to create an emotional connection to particular characters. Author Ian McEwan uses free indirect style to evoke sympathetic identification with characters....   [tags: Novels, Literary Analysis, Comparisons]

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The Benefits Of Bamboo Flooring Outweigh Traditional Hardwood Floor Coverings

- If remodeling or building a home sometimes the hardest choice can be in the flooring options. A vast majority of homeowners are opting for natural looking wood as opposed to carpet. There are a number of benefits of bamboo flooring to considering when choosing a wood floor covering. Choosing bamboo flooring will provide a more durable and adaptable floor. The bamboo is great for areas with temperatures that go from extreme cold to extreme heat. The extreme durability is great for any room and could be used in an outdoor living space as well due to the advantage bamboo has to withstand high humidity’s....   [tags: tips, flooring,]

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Processes and Stages of Memory

- Donald Thomson is a psychologist that participated as a guest on the Australian talk show concerning eyewitness testimony. Donald disputed that by being an excellent eyewitness, one must be able to notice definite aspects of the facial appearance to aid in identifying a suspect. To properly identify a suspect as an eyewitness it is important to recall skin color, eye color, facial symmetry, average height, body build, and approximate age of the perpetrator. During this broadcasting, a woman that was watching the show was assaulted and raped....   [tags: anatomy, mind, memories]

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Gender Speech Community

- Stage Beauty is a movie that covers the time when women were not allowed on stage, therefore female roles were portrayed by male actors. The movie delivers a lucid look into what is described as male and female communication style. The characters provided great examples of how feminine and masculine is conveyed through some of the different aspects of nonverbal communication – kinesics, haptics, artifacts, proxemics, and paralanguage. Kinesics refers to body movements, positions, and facial expressions (Wood 140)....   [tags: Interpersonal Communication]

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Norse Clothing for Battle or Hunting

- The Shield There is Skaldic poetry that is specifically dedicated to shields. They are known as the "shield poems." The shield was as much a part of Norse culture as was the ax. The Viking shield was very different from that of the shields used around the World. They were made from wood with a metal center and painted. Upon first glance, there doesn't seem to anything special about these shields but you would be very wrong to think so. The Viking shield was a superior and well thought out concept....   [tags: shield, culture, vikings]

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Would mandated regulations for bat usage at all levels of baseball provide a safer environment for the sport and reduce costs?

- Would mandated regulations for bat usage at all levels of baseball provide a safer environment for the sport and reduce costs. Decades of debating over these questions leaves people in disagreement. When it comes to discussing the use of metal bats from Little League to the Majors cost, safety, and performance are among the currently most heavily debated topics, with wide spread disagreement among people in the industry. Complicating the debates, especially the safety debate, is the fact that little scientific, researched based, safety studies have been conducted....   [tags: Sports ]

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Tin vs. Lumber Baseball Bats

- Tin vs. Lumber Baseball Bats There has been great change throughout time in the game of baseball. One of the biggest changes in the college game we have seen is the baseball bats used. Before 1974, in the NCAA, the only bats used were wooden. Since then, mostly metal or aluminum bats have been used. This has caused great change in the college game, some say for better, some say for worse. For as long as I have been around aluminum bats, there has always been the question of safety. Each year we hear about a college pitcher being injured from a line drive off of an aluminum bat....   [tags: Sports Baseball Bat]

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The Tradition of the Chivo Mask

- The Chivo mask is from Mexico, typically found in the state of Guerrero. The mask was first created and used in the village, Zitlala, after the Mexican Revolution. It is used for the ritual dance called “La Danza de los Chivos” or Dance of the Goats. However, the dance is now used in many other celebrations and festivities throughout other areas of Mexico, as well. The mask is part of the ceremony known as "the Dance of the Goats” or La Danza de los Chivos. The mask on masksoftheworld.com is from Chilpancingo, State of Guerrero, Mexico....   [tags: zitala, guerrero, mexican traditions]

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How to Make a Match Light Charcoal

- During the summer, we often see people barbequing using different methods. Some people use gas grills, and some use charcoal grills. Kingsford has many different brands of charcoal; however match light has proven to be its most popular brand. The match light brand has variations that other brand don’t have. The match light is distinctive because of the higher concentration of ignite added, and the retort char. The match light brand is a small, square briquette with lighter fluid already infused into the briquette, allowing it to light instantly....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay]

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