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Word: pith

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


Sentences Containing 'pith'

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.
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-.

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