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During the nascent days of the California surf scene, surfers were building craft out of balsa, cedar, and redwood.
The bride's bouquet included dusty miller and eco-friendly balsa wood flowers.
The Dolphins and their 4-2 record are that pretty beach house on balsa-wood stilts.
In 2011 a University of Calgary test found that subjects were quick to assign emotions and intentions to a piece of balsa wood operated with a joystick.
It was called the Swastika model, a laminated balsa and redwood board that had a small swastika on the tail.
Measure and cut balsa wood and Velcro to width of shelf opening.
After time in the humidifier, Denton shapes the butterflies on boards made of balsa wood and blots them to dry.
Saturday's event at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve allows everyone to race small crafts made from balsa wood, competing for prizes and bragging rights.
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Origin and Etymology of balsa
First Known Use: circa 1600See Words from the same year
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