pith

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He wheeled to face an utter stranger--a tall, black-haired, gray-eyed stranger clad in khaki and pith helmet.
Imposing silence, Grimaud put out the little night lamp, then knelt down and poured into the lieutenant's ear a recital melodramatic enough not to require play of feature to give it pith.
The pursuit alone is my strength,--the energy of my soul,--the warmth of my blood,--and the pith and marrow of my bones