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  • They employ the bamboo for making drums and flutes.

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  • They employ the bamboo for making drums and flutes.

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  • The bamboo family are elegant arborescent grasses.

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  • A species of bamboo is very plentiful in the river valleys and in marshy situations.

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  • Large shade trees and bamboo cabanas provided seating and protection from the sun.

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  • There is also the universal bamboo, and in the north-western tracts the equally useful rattan.

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  • When of one cable, called the taravita, the passenger and his luggage are drawn across in a rude kind of basket suspended from it; but when two or more cables are used, transverse sticks of bamboo and reeds are laid upon them, forming a rude prototype of the regular suspension bridge.

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  • Hats are made of palm leaves, alaca leaves, banana leaves, split bamboo and various grasses.

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  • Hats are made of palm leaves, alaca leaves, banana leaves, split bamboo and various grasses.

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  • Formerly knives were made of bamboo, which is still sometimes used for that purpose.

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  • The rest is open rice-land, alternating with great stretches of grass, reed jungle and bamboo scrub, much of which is under water for quite three months of the year.

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  • BAMBOO, the popular name for a tribe of grasses, Bambuseae, which are large, often tree-like, with woody stems. The stems spring from an underground root-stock and are often crowded to form dense clumps; the largest species reach 120 ft.

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  • Besides these are the sandalwood, Santalum, of southern India, and many sorts of bamboo found in all parts of the country.

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  • A considerable native export trade in wood, charcoal, bamboo, medicines, paper umbrellas, oranges, otter skins and tobacco leaf is carried on.

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  • Drums, gourd and bamboo flutes,and a kind of guitar, were known before Cook's day.

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  • Other palm trees found are the date, bamboo, palmyra, coco and dom.

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  • Apart from agriculture, the industries consist in the manufacture of fine bamboo hats and mats, and wooden combs for export and local use.

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  • Mats, rugs and carpets are made principally of split bamboo; chairs and beds of balinag and other woods and of rattan.

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  • The island of Shikotan is remarkable for the growth of a species of bamboo (called Shikotan-chiku), having dark brown spots on the cane.

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  • It is the trade centre of a fertile agricultural district, and manufactures bamboo hats, silk and native fibre goods.

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  • Freeman Nlitford), The Bamboo Garden; J.

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  • It is, however, the stem of the bamboo which is applied to the greatest variety of uses.

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  • It is, however, the stem of the bamboo which is applied to the greatest variety of uses.

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  • Bark provides material for string, while baskets and mats are neatly and stoutly made from canes and buckets out of bamboo and wood.

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  • Bark provides material for string, while baskets and mats are neatly and stoutly made from canes and buckets out of bamboo and wood.

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  • A variety of mountain bamboo is found in southern and parts of eastern Tibet, and is much used for basket work.

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  • Strips are also woven into cages, chairs, beds and other articles of furniture, Oriental wicker-work in bamboo being unequalled for beauty and neatness of workmanship. In China the interior portions of the stem are beaten into a pulp and used for the manufacture of the finer varieties of paper.

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  • The cavalry weapons are a straight sword (that of the heavy cavalry is illustrated in the article SWORD), a bamboo lance and the Lebel carbine.

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  • They neither plant nor have they any manufactures except their rude bamboo and rattan vessels, the fish and game traps which they set with much skill, and the bows, blow-pipes and bamboo spears with which they and the produce of their hunting and fishing.

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  • Many miles of inland water communication with small boats or bamboo rafts are afforded by the Pampanga, Agno, Abra, Pasig and Bicol rivers in Luzon, and by the Agusan and Rio Grande de Mindanao in Mindanao.

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  • A number of species of bamboo are hardy under cultivation in the British Isles.

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  • Where Javanese is the principal language, Malay is sometimes found written with Javanese characters; and in Palembang, in the Menangkabo country of Middle Sumatra, the Rechang or Renchong characters are in general use, so called from the sharp and pointed knife with which they are cut on the smooth side of bamboo staves.

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  • They were often Vehkles constructed of rich lacquer; the curtains suspended in front were of the finest bamboo workmanship, with thick cords and tassels of plaited silk, and the draught animal, an ox of handsome proportions, was brilliantly caparisoned.

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  • The Umzimkulu river rises in Bamboo Castle, in the Drakensberg, and, with bolder curves than the Umkomaas, runs in a course generally parallel with that stream S.E.

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  • The principal exports from all the regencies alike are black and white pepper, bamboo (rotan), gums, caoutchouc, copra, nutmegs, mace and gambir.

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  • The city is built on a low plain, is regularly laid out, and has many fine warehouses, public buildings and residences, but its greater part, however, consists of mud-walled cabins supported by bamboo (guadua) framework and thatched with rushes.

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  • The following may be mentioned; Arundinaria simoni, a fine plant which in the bamboo garden at Kew has reached 18 ft.

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  • The typical Annamese dwelling is open to the gaze of the passer-by during the day; at night a sort of partition of bamboo is let down.

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  • Like so many lemurs, it is completely nocturnal in its habits, living either alone or in pairs, chiefly in the bamboo forests.

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  • A useful and interesting account of these and their cultivation will be found in the Bamboo Garden, by A.

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  • From the precious contents of that bamboo tube, brought to Constantinople about the year 550, were produced all the races and varieties of silkworm which stocked and supplied the Western world for more than twelve hundred years.

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  • Privacy was obtained by blinds of split bamboo, and the parent chamber was, separated from the ambulatory by similar bamboo blinds with silk cords for raising or lowering them, or by curtains.

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  • Besides the features already mentioned there are now bamboo gardens, Japanese gardens, water gardens and wall gardens, each placed in the most suitable position and displaying its own special features.

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  • The Ayan spruce (Abies ayanensis), the Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalensis) and the Daurian larch are the chief trees; on the upper parts of the mountains are the Siberian rampant cedar (Cembra pumila) and the Kurilian bamboo (Arundinaria kurilense).

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  • They consist chiefly in the manufacture of sea-salt, of varied and admirable paper, thin and poor silk, horse-hair crinoline for hats, fine split bamboo blinds, hats and mats, coarse pottery, hemp cloth for mourners, brass bowls and grass-cloth.

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  • Sickness is often explained as due to the absence of the soul; and means are sometimes taken to lure back the wandering soul; when a Chinese is at the point of death and his soul is supposed to have already left his body, the patient's coat is held up on a long bamboo while a priest endeavours to bring the departed spirit back into the coat by means of incantations.

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  • The indigenous economic plants are few, and are of no commercial value, excepting wild ginseng,bamboo, which is applied to countless uses, and "tak-pul" (Hibiscus Manihot), used in the manufacture of paper.

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  • The implements used are two makes of iron-shod wooden ploughs; a large shovel, worked by three or five men, one working the handle, the others jerking the blade by ropes attached to it; a short sharp-pointed hoe, a bamboo rake, and a wooden barrow, all of rude construction.

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  • Bamboo is extensively used as a timber wood, and houses are frequently made entirely out of the products of the plant; complete sections of the stem form posts or columns; split up, it serves for floors or rafters; and, interwoven in lattice-work, it is employed for the sides of rooms, admitting light and air.

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  • In the lowlands and on the lower mountain slopes the forests are composed chiefly of broad-leaved trees, common among which are the bamboo, the coco and other palms, and the banyan tree; but on the higher mountain slopes pines are most abundant.

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  • As a medicinal agent the bamboo is entirely inert, and it has never been received into the European materia medica.

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  • The bamboo is employed in the construction of all kinds of agricultural and domestic implements and in the materials and implements required in fishery.

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  • A joint forms a holder for papers or pens, and it was in a joint of bamboo that silk-worm eggs were carried from China to Constantinople during the reign of Justinian.

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  • The resort's dining room is quiet, done up in spa-like bamboo and tranquil colors.

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  • One popular dish is satay, or barbecued meat served on bamboo skewers and distinctively seasoned.

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  • The uses to which all the parts and products of the bamboo are applied in Oriental countries are almost endless.

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  • The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.

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  • The chief industries are sugar-refining, the manufacture of cement, paper, bamboo and rattan ware, carving in wood and ivory, working in copper and iron, gold-beating and the production of gold, silver and sandal-wood ware, furniture making, umbrella and j;nricksha making, and industries connected with kerosene oil and matches.

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  • The Korinchis live among the mountains south of Padang, and farther south on the borders of Palembang and Benkulen are the Rejangers, a peculiar tribe who employ a distinctive written character which they cut with a kris on bamboo or lontar.

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  • The roof is sometimes of bamboo solely, and when split, which is accomplished with the greatest ease, it can be formed into laths or planks.

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  • North of San Nicholas is Tondo, the most densely populated district; in the suburbs, outside the fire limits, the greater part of the inhabitants live in native houses of bamboo frames roofed and sided with nipa palm, and the thoroughfares consist of narrow streets and navigable streams. Paco, south-west of Intramuros, has some large cigar factories, and a large cemetery where the dead are buried in niches in two concentric circular walls.

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  • They are then spread out thinly on trays or racks made of bamboo, canvas or wire netting, under cover, for some 18 or 30 hours (according to the temporary weather conditions) to wither, after which they are in a soft, flaccid condition ready for rolling.

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  • Spears of iron-wood, abundantly barbed, and small bows and bamboo arrows free from poison are their principal weapons."

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  • Sharks' teeth, shells and bamboo were formerly generally used as cutting instruments for shaving and surgical operations.

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  • Formerly this coast region furnished large quantities of Brazil-wood (Caesalpinia echinata), and the river valleys have long been the principal source of Brazil's best cabinet-wood - rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), jacaranda (Machaeriumfirmum,Benth.),vinhatico (Plathymenia foliosa, Benth.), peroba (Aspidosperma peroba), cedro, &c. The exotic mangabeira (mango) is found everywhere along the coast, together with the bamboo, orange, lemon, banana, cashew, &c.

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  • Oaks and wild prunus, wild vines and sumachs, various kinds of maple, the dOdan (Enkianthus Japonicus Hook.)a wonderful bush which in autumn develops a hue of ruddy redbirches and other trees, all add multitudinous colors to the brilliancy of a spectacle which is further enriched by masses of feathery bamboo.

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  • In the temperate uplands of the interior, as about Luang Prabang, Himalayan and Japanese species occur - oaks, pines, chestnuts, peach and great apple trees, raspberries, honeysuckle, vines, saxifrages, Cichoraceae, anemones and Violaceae; there are many valuable timber trees - teak, sappan, eagle-wood, wood-oil (Hopea), and other Dlpterocarpaceae, Cedrelaceae, Pterocarpaceae, Xylia, ironwood and other dye-woods and resinous trees, these last forming in many districts a large proportion of the more open forests, with an undergrowth of bamboo.

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  • Bamboo.

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  • Tamarinds overhang the huts of the poorer classes, while the seat of a wealthy family may be recognized by clumps of bamboo.

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  • - Bambusa arundinacea, an Indian bamboo.

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  • Rats and mice swarm, both kinds and individuals being numerous, but few present much peculiarity, a bamboo rat (Rhizomys) from the base of the eastern Himalaya being perhaps most worthy of notice.

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  • It is by no means certain that even the higher rate is greater than that exhibited by a tropical bamboo which will grow over a foot a day, or even common grasses, or asparagus, during the active period of cell-division, though the phenomenon is here complicated by the phase of extension due to intercalation of water.

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  • A bunch of ' tang sani ' (lamp-wick, the pith of Eriocaulon or Scirpus) is then inserted well into the mass, and the pan slightly canted, when a rich, clear, brown fluid is thus drawn off, and filtered through ' chi mui ' (paper made from bamboo fibre).

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  • Sampson of Canton: " The smoker, lying on his side, with his face towards the tray and his head resting on a high hard pillow (sometimes made of earthenware, but more frequently of bamboo covered with leather), takes the pipe in his hand; with the other hand he takes a dipper and puts the sharp end of it into the opium, which is of a treacly consistency.

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  • The editor of Newton's Journal of Arts and Sciences speaks of it thus: - " The apparatus consists of a car containing the goods, passengers, engines, fuel, &c., to which a rectangular frame, made of wood or bamboo cane, and covered with canvas or oiled silk, is attached.

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  • There are also timber trees such as mahogany, ebony, teak, lignum vitae, African cedars and planes, while oil, borassus and bamboo palms are abundant.

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  • - Rhizome of Bamboo.

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  • The largest bamboo recorded is 170 ft., and the diameter is usually reckoned at about 4 in.

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  • See Bamboo.

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  • Tea, indigo, turmeric, lac, waving white fields of the opium-poppy, wheat and innumerable grains and pulses, pepper, ginger, betelnut, quinine and many costly spices and drugs, oil-seeds of sorts, cotton, the silk mulberry, inexhaustible crops of jute and other fibres; timber, from the feathery bamboo and coroneted palm to the iron-hearted sal tree - in short, every vegetable product which feeds and clothes a people, and enables it to trade with foreign nations, abounds.

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  • Computations are made with it by means of balls of bone or ivory runp ing on slender bamboo rods, similar to the simpler board, fitted up with beads strung on wires, which is employed in teaching the rudiments of arithmetic in English schools.

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  • The South American bamboo (Bambusa guadia) has a very wide range, and is found nearly up to the limit of perpetual snow.

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  • Though they are mainly dependent on the chase for food, their weapons are still the spear and the bow, the latter being made of wood and strung with bamboo.

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  • In many secondary corals (Cyclolites, Thamnastraea) the trabeculae are so far separate that the individual bars are easily recognizable, and each looks something like a bamboo owing to the thickening of the two ends of each node.

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  • As a whole, the arable tract is a treeless region, except around the villages, which are encircled by fine mango, pipal, banyan and tamarind trees, and intersected with green shady lanes of bamboo.

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  • - Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris), very much reduced.

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  • The Papuan comb is characteristic. This is a long piece of bamboo split at one end into prongs, while the other projects beyond the forehead sometimes two feet or more, and into it are stuck the bright feathers of parrots and other birds.

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  • On the north coast the houses are not built on piles; the walls, of bamboo or palm branches, are very low, and the projecting roof nearly reaches the ground; a barrier at the entrance keeps out pigs and dogs.

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  • Papuan weapons are the bow and arrow (in the Fly River region, the north and north-east coasts); a beheading knife of a sharp segment of bamboo; a shafted stone club - rayed, disk shaped or ball-headed (in use all over the island); spears of various forms, pointed and barbed; the spear-thrower (on the Finsch coast); and hardwood clubs and shields, widely differing in pattern and ornamentation with the district of their manufacture.

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  • Their knives are of bamboo hardened by fire.

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  • In irrigation they showed skill, draining their fields with built watercourses and bamboo pipes.

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  • The town is a collection of bamboo houses of no importance, but there is a walled enceinte of some historical interest.

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  • A bamboo in Sarawak is known to have been a man.

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  • Palm-fibre mats and hats, fans, bamboo baskets and cotton fish-nets are woven here.

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  • Other deposits of this age in France have furnished plants of a more varied aspect, including myrtles, araucarias, a bamboo and several fanleaved palms. Saporta points out the presence in these Paleocene deposits of certain types common, on the one hand, to the American Tertiary strata between the Missouri and the Rocky Mountains, and on the other, to the Tertiary flora of Greenland.

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  • Among the more interesting plants of this deposit may be mentioned Torreya nucifera, now Japanese; an evergreen oak close to the common Quercus Ilex; Laurus canariensis, Apollonias canariensis, Persea carolinensis, and Ilex canariensis; Daphne pontica (a plant of Asia Minor); a species of box, scarcely differing from the English, and a bamboo.

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  • Indigo, cotton and tobacco are grown; the bamboo and the ratan-palm are common in the woods; and among the larger trees are sandal-wood, ebony, sapan and teak.

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  • The houses are built of wood and bamboo; and as the use of diagonal struts is not practised, the walls soon lean over from the force of the winds.

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  • Large shade trees and bamboo cabanas provided seating and protection from the sun.

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  • abseiling off jungle waterfalls or some bamboo rafting?

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  • I grow them on home grown bamboo canes made into wigwams, which look arty!

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  • atap huts, with two tiers of bamboo platforms running down each side.

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  • BAMBOO DREAM, made of environmentally friendly woven bamboo DREAM, made of environmentally friendly woven bamboo, is highly biodegradable.

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  • Does anyone know or have experience growing bamboo within the ' kill zone ' of a black walnut tree?

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  • We were then invited to carry out trials on planting bamboo to stop landslides from further developing.

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  • The Japanese have long valued and used the bamboo in their gardens, always in association with water.

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  • The researchers believe that various bamboo species, including giant bamboo, could hold the key to addressing the problem.

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  • I'm curious, where does the bamboo come from?

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  • My view of Gillian was obscured by a tall potted bamboo on the stage (planners take note!

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  • This tall and slender black bamboo will look striking in any garden situation.

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  • The other bamboo tiles are represented by green bamboos only.

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  • The other bamboo I set up in the middle of the yard, all by itself, some few steps from any outstanding object.

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  • bamboo cane through the wire at the back to keep the whole thing rigid.

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  • bamboo flute that sounds just like a normal flute.

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  • bamboo thickets below Machu Picchu are home to the fabulous Inca Wren (an endemic first described in 1985 ).

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  • bamboo grove from 10.30 onwards.

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  • bamboo skewers with the chicken.

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  • bamboo rafts take us sweeping along with the river among exotic scenery.

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  • What we had originally believed to be a high ' alpine ' meadow was an expanse of dwarf bamboo turned white by the cold.

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  • They were dyed orange, and mounted on 24-inch split bamboo sticks.

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  • bobbins made from bamboo or wood to thread the different patterns.

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  • Huge bamboo towers lining the waterfront are covered with sweet buns, said to bring good fortune to anyone managing to get on.

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  • burdock root which has a texture a little bit like bamboo shoot.

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  • Thread a short bamboo cane through the wire at the back to keep the whole thing rigid.

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  • clumps of bamboo and small bushes.

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  • There are bamboo clumps on the right panel of the stage which is a reminder of the sanctity of the space.

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  • communist insurgency of the fifties the infamous ' bamboo trail ' ran through the forest of Belum.

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  • A vigorous and invasive bamboo, with straight erect green culms that rise from the ground well spaced.

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  • The lumpy knob on the nose of the handle is the root-ball from which the bamboo culm grew.

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  • A little further along, a rather exotic looking bamboo plantation can be seen on the far side of the river.

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  • The higher slopes, often wrapped in mist, are thick with pine forests, golden bamboo and dark green firs.

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  • You might well think that the concept of bamboo towels and diapers makes as much sense as steel pillow cases or a chocolate fireguard.

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  • In the 21st Century the company still build quality bamboo fly fishing rods.

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  • Thai and Bamboo have now received precautionary flea and mange treatment after they were seen scratching more than usual.

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  • Wind The shakuhachi is an end-blown bamboo flute, with five holes and no keys.

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  • The Dizi is a bamboo flute that sounds just like a normal flute.

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  • And on that day was Bamboo, once so glorious in stately beauty, yet more glorious in stately beauty, yet more glorious in his brokenness and humility.

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  • In the early days, I used greenheart, followed by bamboo.

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  • Which despite being on the top of the mountain is still surrounded by huge groves of bamboo.

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  • A mountainside forest setting includes dense bamboo groves which support numerous bird species.

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  • The teams will help expand markets for bamboo handicrafts.

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  • hear a merry noise inside the bamboo pipe.

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  • From rain-fed organic cotton, to organic bamboo, and organic UK-grown hemp or flax.

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  • Sitting outside bamboo huts on the side of the track were human beings begging even from us, or at least trying to.

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  • During the communist insurgency of the fifties the infamous ' bamboo trail ' ran through the forest of Belum.

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  • lacquer ware has brought a new atmosphere to Taiwan's bamboo art.

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  • We hit lucky with a party of Spectacled greenbuls and a little later on fabulous views of Greater bamboo lemurs at very close range.

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  • Here we see the rice locust and red dragonfly on bamboo canes with pinks and hibiscus flowers.

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  • A good example is the endangered giant panda, whose staple diet is bamboo.

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  • Hint: bamboo Pandemonium stage: Buster Part capsule: Note: Do not lose Ride Armor.

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  • I just use teepees or is it tipis made up of 8 foot bamboo poles for climbing beans.

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  • Enjoy fishing at Mae tang River by local instruments and learn the technique of constructing a bamboo raft.

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  • The last part of this trip takes place on long tail boat or bamboo raft.

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  • The giant rhubarb was the first place to go then we went to the dragon, then the bamboo maze.

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  • scraps of paper or on bamboo strips.

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  • The French windows open to a large terrace with a 3 seater bamboo settee & 2 bamboo armchairs with coffee table.

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  • The lake still under construction 02/02/01 Just the place to build a bamboo shack.

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  • As we were waiting an Ashy cuckoo shrike posed on a tree near to which a Bamboo lemur was spotted by our eagle-eyed guide.

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  • Thread 8 thin metal or bamboo skewers with the chicken.

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  • Unlike real hospital comforts, with a spring mattress, the bamboo slat sleeping platforms caused sores, of which I was a victim.

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  • Transfer the chicken from the liquor and place in a shallow heat-proof bowl that will fit inside a bamboo steamer.

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  • You came by on bamboo stilts, playing horse.

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  • Kendo practitioners wear full armor and fence with bamboo swords called shinai.

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  • These prefolds have two layers of lovely soft bamboo terry fabric on the side panels and three layers on the middle panel.

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  • Lush greenery and bamboo thickets are typical farming village scenes in Taiwan.

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  • tipis made up of 8 foot bamboo poles for climbing beans.

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  • Small patches of cloud forest still exist and there is a dense understory of bamboo in some parts.

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  • It meanders through dense forest cover and luxuriant bamboo vegetation as you head toward the peaks.

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  • viking warrior with a spear [bamboo cane!

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  • Does anyone know or have experience growing bamboo within the ' kill zone ' of a black walnut?

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  • The chapters cover such topics as: ceramics; textiles; woodcraft; bamboo; and lacquer ware.

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  • warrior with a spear [bamboo cane!

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  • Keeping the green sauce in the wok, add the water chestnuts, sweetcorn and bamboo shoots and simmer for 5 minutes.

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  • One of our next jobs will be to form the bamboo wigwams in readiness for the runner beans.

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  • Four years on and the bamboo which we brought from the last house has completely swamped the wisteria at the back of the pond.

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  • In Southern India they delight in hill-forest, where the undergrowth is largely formed of bamboo, the tender shoots of which form a favourite delicacy; but during the rains they venture out to feed on the open grass tracts.

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  • The cavalry weapons are a straight sword (that of the heavy cavalry is illustrated in the article SWORD), a bamboo lance and the Lebel carbine.

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  • They neither plant nor have they any manufactures except their rude bamboo and rattan vessels, the fish and game traps which they set with much skill, and the bows, blow-pipes and bamboo spears with which they and the produce of their hunting and fishing.

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  • The pure Sakai in the interior have a good knowledge of planting rice, tapioca, &c., fashion pretty vessels from bamboos, which they decorate with patterns traced by the aid of fire, make loin-cloths (their only garment) from the bark of the trap and ipoh trees; are very musical, using a rude lute of bamboo, and a noseflute of a very sweet tone, and singing in chorus very melodiously; and altogether have attained in their primitive state to a higher degree of civilization than have the Semang.

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  • Like so many lemurs, it is completely nocturnal in its habits, living either alone or in pairs, chiefly in the bamboo forests.

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  • Besides these are the sandalwood, Santalum, of southern India, and many sorts of bamboo found in all parts of the country.

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  • Where Javanese is the principal language, Malay is sometimes found written with Javanese characters; and in Palembang, in the Menangkabo country of Middle Sumatra, the Rechang or Renchong characters are in general use, so called from the sharp and pointed knife with which they are cut on the smooth side of bamboo staves.

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  • Formerly this coast region furnished large quantities of Brazil-wood (Caesalpinia echinata), and the river valleys have long been the principal source of Brazil's best cabinet-wood - rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), jacaranda (Machaeriumfirmum,Benth.),vinhatico (Plathymenia foliosa, Benth.), peroba (Aspidosperma peroba), cedro, &c. The exotic mangabeira (mango) is found everywhere along the coast, together with the bamboo, orange, lemon, banana, cashew, &c.

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  • The Umzimkulu river rises in Bamboo Castle, in the Drakensberg, and, with bolder curves than the Umkomaas, runs in a course generally parallel with that stream S.E.

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  • The typical Annamese dwelling is open to the gaze of the passer-by during the day; at night a sort of partition of bamboo is let down.

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  • It is the trade centre of a fertile agricultural district, and manufactures bamboo hats, silk and native fibre goods.

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  • The chief industries are sugar-refining, the manufacture of cement, paper, bamboo and rattan ware, carving in wood and ivory, working in copper and iron, gold-beating and the production of gold, silver and sandal-wood ware, furniture making, umbrella and j;nricksha making, and industries connected with kerosene oil and matches.

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  • Oaks and wild prunus, wild vines and sumachs, various kinds of maple, the dOdan (Enkianthus Japonicus Hook.)a wonderful bush which in autumn develops a hue of ruddy redbirches and other trees, all add multitudinous colors to the brilliancy of a spectacle which is further enriched by masses of feathery bamboo.

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  • Privacy was obtained by blinds of split bamboo, and the parent chamber was, separated from the ambulatory by similar bamboo blinds with silk cords for raising or lowering them, or by curtains.

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  • They were often Vehkles constructed of rich lacquer; the curtains suspended in front were of the finest bamboo workmanship, with thick cords and tassels of plaited silk, and the draught animal, an ox of handsome proportions, was brilliantly caparisoned.

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  • A considerable native export trade in wood, charcoal, bamboo, medicines, paper umbrellas, oranges, otter skins and tobacco leaf is carried on.

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  • The rest is open rice-land, alternating with great stretches of grass, reed jungle and bamboo scrub, much of which is under water for quite three months of the year.

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  • In the temperate uplands of the interior, as about Luang Prabang, Himalayan and Japanese species occur - oaks, pines, chestnuts, peach and great apple trees, raspberries, honeysuckle, vines, saxifrages, Cichoraceae, anemones and Violaceae; there are many valuable timber trees - teak, sappan, eagle-wood, wood-oil (Hopea), and other Dlpterocarpaceae, Cedrelaceae, Pterocarpaceae, Xylia, ironwood and other dye-woods and resinous trees, these last forming in many districts a large proportion of the more open forests, with an undergrowth of bamboo.

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  • Sickness is often explained as due to the absence of the soul; and means are sometimes taken to lure back the wandering soul; when a Chinese is at the point of death and his soul is supposed to have already left his body, the patient's coat is held up on a long bamboo while a priest endeavours to bring the departed spirit back into the coat by means of incantations.

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  • If the bamboo begins to turn round in the hands of the relative who is deputed to hold it, it is regarded as a sign that the soul of the moribund has returned (see Automatism).

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  • Apart from agriculture, the industries consist in the manufacture of fine bamboo hats and mats, and wooden combs for export and local use.

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  • The island of Shikotan is remarkable for the growth of a species of bamboo (called Shikotan-chiku), having dark brown spots on the cane.

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  • From the precious contents of that bamboo tube, brought to Constantinople about the year 550, were produced all the races and varieties of silkworm which stocked and supplied the Western world for more than twelve hundred years.

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  • Drums, gourd and bamboo flutes,and a kind of guitar, were known before Cook's day.

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  • A variety of mountain bamboo is found in southern and parts of eastern Tibet, and is much used for basket work.

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  • The city is built on a low plain, is regularly laid out, and has many fine warehouses, public buildings and residences, but its greater part, however, consists of mud-walled cabins supported by bamboo (guadua) framework and thatched with rushes.

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  • Besides the features already mentioned there are now bamboo gardens, Japanese gardens, water gardens and wall gardens, each placed in the most suitable position and displaying its own special features.

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  • The bamboo family are elegant arborescent grasses (see Bamboo).

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  • Freeman Nlitford), The Bamboo Garden; J.

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  • The Korinchis live among the mountains south of Padang, and farther south on the borders of Palembang and Benkulen are the Rejangers, a peculiar tribe who employ a distinctive written character which they cut with a kris on bamboo or lontar.

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  • The principal exports from all the regencies alike are black and white pepper, bamboo (rotan), gums, caoutchouc, copra, nutmegs, mace and gambir.

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  • North of San Nicholas is Tondo, the most densely populated district; in the suburbs, outside the fire limits, the greater part of the inhabitants live in native houses of bamboo frames roofed and sided with nipa palm, and the thoroughfares consist of narrow streets and navigable streams. Paco, south-west of Intramuros, has some large cigar factories, and a large cemetery where the dead are buried in niches in two concentric circular walls.

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  • They are then spread out thinly on trays or racks made of bamboo, canvas or wire netting, under cover, for some 18 or 30 hours (according to the temporary weather conditions) to wither, after which they are in a soft, flaccid condition ready for rolling.

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  • Spears of iron-wood, abundantly barbed, and small bows and bamboo arrows free from poison are their principal weapons."

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  • The Ayan spruce (Abies ayanensis), the Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalensis) and the Daurian larch are the chief trees; on the upper parts of the mountains are the Siberian rampant cedar (Cembra pumila) and the Kurilian bamboo (Arundinaria kurilense).

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  • Formerly knives were made of bamboo, which is still sometimes used for that purpose.

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  • Sharks' teeth, shells and bamboo were formerly generally used as cutting instruments for shaving and surgical operations.

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  • When of one cable, called the taravita, the passenger and his luggage are drawn across in a rude kind of basket suspended from it; but when two or more cables are used, transverse sticks of bamboo and reeds are laid upon them, forming a rude prototype of the regular suspension bridge.

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  • There is also the universal bamboo, and in the north-western tracts the equally useful rattan.

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  • A species of bamboo is very plentiful in the river valleys and in marshy situations.

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  • In the lowlands and on the lower mountain slopes the forests are composed chiefly of broad-leaved trees, common among which are the bamboo, the coco and other palms, and the banyan tree; but on the higher mountain slopes pines are most abundant.

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  • Mats, rugs and carpets are made principally of split bamboo; chairs and beds of balinag and other woods and of rattan.

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  • Many miles of inland water communication with small boats or bamboo rafts are afforded by the Pampanga, Agno, Abra, Pasig and Bicol rivers in Luzon, and by the Agusan and Rio Grande de Mindanao in Mindanao.

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  • They are skilful with the bow and in throwing stones, and they can easily kindle a fire, even in the wet season, by rubbing together two pieces of dry bamboo.

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  • Tamarinds overhang the huts of the poorer classes, while the seat of a wealthy family may be recognized by clumps of bamboo.

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  • The indigenous economic plants are few, and are of no commercial value, excepting wild ginseng,bamboo, which is applied to countless uses, and "tak-pul" (Hibiscus Manihot), used in the manufacture of paper.

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  • The implements used are two makes of iron-shod wooden ploughs; a large shovel, worked by three or five men, one working the handle, the others jerking the blade by ropes attached to it; a short sharp-pointed hoe, a bamboo rake, and a wooden barrow, all of rude construction.

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  • They consist chiefly in the manufacture of sea-salt, of varied and admirable paper, thin and poor silk, horse-hair crinoline for hats, fine split bamboo blinds, hats and mats, coarse pottery, hemp cloth for mourners, brass bowls and grass-cloth.

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  • Other palm trees found are the date, bamboo, palmyra, coco and dom.

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  • BAMBOO, the popular name for a tribe of grasses, Bambuseae, which are large, often tree-like, with woody stems. The stems spring from an underground root-stock and are often crowded to form dense clumps; the largest species reach 120 ft.

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  • - Bambusa arundinacea, an Indian bamboo.

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  • The uses to which all the parts and products of the bamboo are applied in Oriental countries are almost endless.

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  • As a medicinal agent the bamboo is entirely inert, and it has never been received into the European materia medica.

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  • The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.

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  • Bamboo is extensively used as a timber wood, and houses are frequently made entirely out of the products of the plant; complete sections of the stem form posts or columns; split up, it serves for floors or rafters; and, interwoven in lattice-work, it is employed for the sides of rooms, admitting light and air.

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  • The roof is sometimes of bamboo solely, and when split, which is accomplished with the greatest ease, it can be formed into laths or planks.

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  • The bamboo is employed in the construction of all kinds of agricultural and domestic implements and in the materials and implements required in fishery.

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  • A joint forms a holder for papers or pens, and it was in a joint of bamboo that silk-worm eggs were carried from China to Constantinople during the reign of Justinian.

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  • Strips are also woven into cages, chairs, beds and other articles of furniture, Oriental wicker-work in bamboo being unequalled for beauty and neatness of workmanship. In China the interior portions of the stem are beaten into a pulp and used for the manufacture of the finer varieties of paper.

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  • In short, the purposes to which the bamboo is applicable are almost endless, and well justify the opinion that "it is one of the most wonderful and most beautiful productions of the tropics, and one of Nature's most valuable gifts to uncivilized man" (A.

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  • A number of species of bamboo are hardy under cultivation in the British Isles.

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  • A useful and interesting account of these and their cultivation will be found in the Bamboo Garden, by A.

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  • The following may be mentioned; Arundinaria simoni, a fine plant which in the bamboo garden at Kew has reached 18 ft.

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  • Rats and mice swarm, both kinds and individuals being numerous, but few present much peculiarity, a bamboo rat (Rhizomys) from the base of the eastern Himalaya being perhaps most worthy of notice.

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  • It is by no means certain that even the higher rate is greater than that exhibited by a tropical bamboo which will grow over a foot a day, or even common grasses, or asparagus, during the active period of cell-division, though the phenomenon is here complicated by the phase of extension due to intercalation of water.

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  • A bunch of ' tang sani ' (lamp-wick, the pith of Eriocaulon or Scirpus) is then inserted well into the mass, and the pan slightly canted, when a rich, clear, brown fluid is thus drawn off, and filtered through ' chi mui ' (paper made from bamboo fibre).

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  • Sampson of Canton: " The smoker, lying on his side, with his face towards the tray and his head resting on a high hard pillow (sometimes made of earthenware, but more frequently of bamboo covered with leather), takes the pipe in his hand; with the other hand he takes a dipper and puts the sharp end of it into the opium, which is of a treacly consistency.

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  • The editor of Newton's Journal of Arts and Sciences speaks of it thus: - " The apparatus consists of a car containing the goods, passengers, engines, fuel, &c., to which a rectangular frame, made of wood or bamboo cane, and covered with canvas or oiled silk, is attached.

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  • There are also timber trees such as mahogany, ebony, teak, lignum vitae, African cedars and planes, while oil, borassus and bamboo palms are abundant.

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  • - Rhizome of Bamboo.

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  • The largest bamboo recorded is 170 ft., and the diameter is usually reckoned at about 4 in.

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  • See Bamboo.

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  • Tea, indigo, turmeric, lac, waving white fields of the opium-poppy, wheat and innumerable grains and pulses, pepper, ginger, betelnut, quinine and many costly spices and drugs, oil-seeds of sorts, cotton, the silk mulberry, inexhaustible crops of jute and other fibres; timber, from the feathery bamboo and coroneted palm to the iron-hearted sal tree - in short, every vegetable product which feeds and clothes a people, and enables it to trade with foreign nations, abounds.

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  • Computations are made with it by means of balls of bone or ivory runp ing on slender bamboo rods, similar to the simpler board, fitted up with beads strung on wires, which is employed in teaching the rudiments of arithmetic in English schools.

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  • The South American bamboo (Bambusa guadia) has a very wide range, and is found nearly up to the limit of perpetual snow.

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