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jasper

Any red chert or chalcedony.


juniper (wood)

Wood of the genus Juniperus, evergreen shrubs or trees, of which numerous species are found variously in the northern hemisphere; used in joinery.


Juniperus (genus)

Genus containing 60 to 70 species of aromatic evergreen trees or shrubs.


Juniperus virginiana (species)

Species of juniper native to eastern North America, from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.


junk bottles

Black- or green-glass bottles of quart and pint sizes, used primarily for beers, porter, cider, spring water, and other popular potables.


junk sculpture

Works composed primarily of industrial and modern consumer-culture waste, usually presented as assemblages of found objects.


jute (fiber)

Bast fiber derived from either of two East Indian plants (Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis). The pale brown fibers are soft, lustrous, and coarse, ranging in length from 4 to 10 feet. The brittle fibers are used to produce a thread called hessian. Jute becomes so weak when wet that a thin twine can be broken by hand. It turns brown and degrades with time, sunlight, water, acids, alkalis, and bleach. Jute has been used since prehistoric times. It is used to make sackcloth, burlap cloth, gunnysacks, twine, paper, and carpet backing. It was also used to make brown paper in Europe in the mid-19th century.


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