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" The fruit grows on the boughs like apples ; it is as big as a penny-loaf when wheat is at five shillings the bushel ; it is of a round shape, and hath a thick tough rind. When the fruit is ripe, it is yellow and soft, and the taste is sweet and pleasant.... "
Wonders of the Vegetable World. [The preface signed: W. H. D. A., i.e ... - Page 67
by W. H. D. A., William Henry Davenport Adams - 1867 - 127 pages
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A New Voyage Round the World, Volume 1

William Dampier - 1699 - 592 pages
...fweet. and pleafant. The Natives of this Ifland ufe it for An. Bread : they gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard •, then they bake it in an Oven, which fcorcheth the rind and makes it black : but they fcrape off the outfide black cruft, .and there remains...
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A new voyage round the world. Vol. 1 [of Dampier's voyages.]., Volume 1

William Dampier - 1703 - 774 pages
...of Guam. md pleaiant. The Natives of this Ifland ufe it for Bread : they gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an Oven, which fcorcheth the rind and makes it black : but they fcrape off the outfidc black cruft, and there remains...
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Christina, the Maid of the South Seas: A Poem

Mary Russell Mitford - 1811 - 368 pages
...taste is sweet and pleasant. The natives of Guam use it for bread : they gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an oven, which scorches the rind, and makes it black ; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains...
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most ...

John Sims - 1828 - 370 pages
...gathering it when fully grown, while it is green and hard, and then baking it in an oven, which scorches the rind and makes it black ; but they scrape off...crust, and the inside is soft, tender, and white, resembling the crumb of a loaf. There is neither seed nor stone in the inside, but all is of a pure...
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A Description and History of Vegetable Substances, Used in the Arts, and in ...

1829 - 446 pages
...taste is sweet and pleasant. The natives of Guam use it for bread. They gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an oven which scorcheth the rind, and maketh it black ; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a tender thin crust...
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Four Years' Residence in the West Indies

Frederic William Naylor Bayley - 1830 - 1388 pages
...gather it when full grqwj^, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it iR.,ap oven, which scorches the rind and makes it black, but they scrape off the...there remains a tender thin crust, and the inside is s tender, and white, like the crumbs of a penny loaf. There is neither seed nor stone in the inside,...
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A Description and History of Vegetable Substances: Used in the ..., Volume 1

1830 - 438 pages
...taste is sweet and pleasant. The natives of Guam use it for bread. They gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an oven which scorcheth the rind, and maketh it black; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a tender thin crust...
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Four Years' Residence in the West Indies

Frederick William N. Bayley - 1830 - 754 pages
...taste is sweet and pleasant. The natives of Guam use it for bread. They gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an oven, which scorches the rind and makes it black, but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains...
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The Edinburgh encyclopaedia, conducted by D. Brewster, Volume 4

Edinburgh encyclopaedia - 1830 - 884 pages
...The natives of Guam use it for bread. They gather it when full grown, while it is ^green and hard j then they bake it in an oven, which scorcheth the rind and maketh it black ; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a lender thin crust...
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The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H. M. S. Bounty ...

Sir John Barrow - 1831 - 392 pages
...taste is sweet and pleasant. The natives of Guam use it for bread. They gather it, when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in...inside is soft, tender, and white, like the crumb of a pennyloaf. There is neither seed nor stone in the inside, but all is of a pure substance like bread....
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