Q: "fastick wood"?

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Apr 20 18:02:37 UTC 2006

Quoting "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>:

> What is "fastick wood", 1655, a commodity as important to Jamaica
> (then) as lignum vitae?

Maybe a variant spelling of fustic wood.

Stephen Goranson

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