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Word: pith

Definition: core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance


Sentences Containing 'pith'

Other local handicrafts are embossed lacquerware and rice straw pith patchwork.
That the prongs are in motion, however, is seen by the action of a pith ball when brought in contact with the prongs -LRB- see Section 250 -RRB-.
The more business he got, the greater his power seemed to grow of getting at its pith and marrow; and however late at night he sat carousing with Sydney Carton, he always had his points at his fingers'ends in the morning.
This was worn until replaced by a pith helmet in 1931.
Trees were cut down and the pith extracted, especially from the swollen portion of the stem.

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