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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.
The authors remind us how, quietly and without notice, so many things left the American scene — like chop suey, hotel keys, rotary phones, fire escapes, and balsa-wood model airplanes.
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Origin and Etymology of balsa
First Known Use: circa 1600See Words from the same year
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Definition of balsa for English Language Learners
: the very light wood of a tropical American tree
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