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Lighterd knots were uncelebrated treasures of the piney woods. To clarify, “lighterd” is the name for a type of wood, the pitch rich remnants of pines after natural destruction or human harvesting. The word is a run-together popular construction from “lighter wood,” meaning wood used to light fires in fireplaces, kitchen stoves, syrup boilers or around wash pots.
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