The mallee scrub appears like a forest of dried osier, growing so close that it is not always easy to ride through it.
In the same way certain governments become famous for certain commodities, as Moscow for osier baskets, flower baskets, wicker furniture and lace; Kostroma for lace, wooden utensils, toys, wooden spoons, cups and bowls, bast sacks and mats, bast boots and garden products; Yaroslavl for furniture, brass samovars, saucepans, spurs, rings, &c.; Vladimir for furniture, osier baskets and flower-stands and sickles; NizhniyNovgorod for bast mats and sacks, knives, forks and scissors; Tver for lace, nails, sieves, anchors, fish-hooks, locks, coarse clay pottery, saddlery and harness, boots and shoes, and so on.
The best for planting is the bitter osier, S.
OSIER (through Fr.
Osaria, auxaria, a bundle of osier or willow twigs), the common term under which are included the various species, varieties and hybrids of the genus Salix, used in the manufacture of baskets.
The chief species in cultivation are: Salix viminalis (the common osier) and S.
Scaling of Notts estimated the entire cost of an osier plantation at £33, 12s.
1 The common names given to this bird are so very inapplicable that it is a pity that "silerella" (from ssler, an osier) bestowed upon it by Sir T.
Corn is trodden by oxen, and kept in osier baskets narrowing to the top, or clay granaries.