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    Talking put out

    The fragrance came from the blossoms of numerous trees and from the volatile oils in pine sap. Pine sap is a resinous fluid that pine trees put out to heal wounds caused by wind, fire, and lightning, and also to protect the pine tree's seeds. (Hi, everybody! Do you know what "put out" means in this context? I found a couple of definitions of this word in the dictionary, and I am not sure which one is better for this case. I mean, may I get is as "to produce"? Or "put out" here just is used as its literal meaning - "Pine sap is a resinous fluid that pine trees place outside(put out) to heal wounds casued by wind, ... ..." ? What is your opinion? Thanks a lot for your help! ) sap was a valuable commodity to the sailors who explored the coast. The smell of pine meant there was an abundant supply of what were known as naval stores - pitch and pine tar. ... ...

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    Re: put out

    give off

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