RE: [Czechlist] curly maple
- Hi Tony,
I had that question because I know that "korenice" was really used for
veneering especially furniture to look special and always represents roots
of different trees because every root wood is very strange with dots of
different colour. Besides it is also very compact and hard. So the maple you
mention could be any maple noty just sugar maple (in Czech javor
cukroda'rny', In Latin Acer saccharum Marsh).
Maybe you might get the proper name for "korenice" on pages coverning pipes
because pipes aare also made of it.
From: Tony Long [mailto:tonylong@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 8:06 PM
Subject: [Czechlist] curly maple
''why just curly maple every tree root is curled''
Talking of curly, I have a feeling that someone's on the wind-up here.
Looking for reasons for the names of animals and plants is a dangerous
hobby - mad scientists, folklore, teachers who must always be right,
mistranslated Latin and Greek, medicinal properties real and imagined, trade
names based on recondite properties, and even - occasionally - logic all
play their parts.
In this case, we may have introduced a touch of grammatical ambiguity as
well. I think the maple is curly, rather than its roots. Its more common
name is sugar maple. I don't why it's also called 'curly' - maybe because
its curly leaves distinguish it from similar maples, maybe because its bark
is curly??? With any luck, we may be talking about the grain of the
root/stump wood, which might be curly enough to make a nice veneer.....
Yours getting knotted, out on a limb in a branch he shouldn't have ventured
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